Young Lawyers' Symposium
The ECSL hosted its inaugural Young Lawyers' Symposium on 17 March 2016 at ESA HQ in Paris. The highly successful and well-attended event brought together students and young professionals from across Europe to discuss a variety of topics centring around the theme of The Legal Framework for Space Activities - Encouraging or Favouring Industrial Investment.
The 2nd edition of the Young Lawyers' Symposium took place on the morning of Saturday 18 March 2017 at ESA HQ in Paris. We were pleased with the very high number of attendees including students and young professionals who came along and actively participated in the discussions that followed each of the presentations.
The 2017 symposium was composed of three topics:
1. The Moon Village and the Legal Aspects of Space Exploration
2. Law and NewSpace
3. International Governance and Space
The programme and papers from the 2017 Symposium can be viewed on the right-hand toolbar.
Information on the 2018 Young Lawyers' Symposium will be posted in due course.
- The Symposium is open to all lawyers - such as those in practice, academic researchers and students (including PhD) - who are aged 35 and under.
- A specialisation in space law is not a prerequisite.
- Speakers will be primarily solicited from those who work or study in, or are a national of, an ESA Member State, but may also include nationals of non-ESA Member States.
Procedure for Participation:
- Interested candidates are required to submit an abstract (max. 500 words) and specify which session they would wish to speak in. These abstracts will then be reviewed by the ECSL Organising Committee.
- Speakers selected to take part in the Symposium will have 20 minutes for their presentation. Each speaker must also provide an additional 3 talking points for the discussion related to their chosen subject.
- Selected speakers will be invited to submit a written report of their subject (10-12 pages) which will be published on the ECSL website. These speakers will also be offered assistance and guidance in the publication of their works in academic journals.
Please note that the ECSL will not provide any financial support for speakers to attend the event.
Last update: 16 May 2017