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Prof. F. Lyall
Professor of Public Law, University of Aberdeen, 1974-; Dean of Law 1976-79; 1992-96.

Degrees: M.A., 1960, LL.B., 1962, Ph.D., 1972 (Aberdeen), LL.M. (McGill), 1965.

Professional Qualification: Solicitor, 1963.
Asst. Lecturer University of Aberdeen 1964-5, Lecturer 1965-72, Senior Lecturer, 1972-3.

Visiting Lecturer: University of Auckland, 1968. Lecturer, European Centre for Space Law Intensive Course on Space Law, Toulouse 1993, Granada 1994, Aberdeen 1995, Leiden 1996, Rovaniemi 1997, Brest 1998.
Occasional lectures at Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden University.

Visiting Lecturer: Pilsen University, Czech Republic, 1998.

Visiting Professor: Willem E Oncelin Chair of Canon Law, Faculty of Canon Law, University of Leuven (Louvain), 1993.

Director, International Institute of Space Law, 1993- . (Re-elected every 3 years so far).

Board Member, European Centre for Space Law, 1989- . (Re-elected every 2 years so far).

Member, International Panel of Legal Experts, International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation (INTELSAT), 1995 - .

Member, UK Briefing Group, ITU D, Radiocommunications Agency.

Member, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union, Reform Advisory Panel, 1998-2000.

Elected Member: International Academy of Astronautics (Social Science Section), 2001.

Co-Organiser and Session Chairman, 'Round Table on Space Law - The Role of the United Nations' United Nations Congress on Public International Law, UN Headquarters, New York, March 1995.

Author Discussion Paper on Telecommunications for the Workshop on Space Law, UNISPACE III, July 1999.

Anglophone Director, The Hague Academy of International Law Research Session, 1998: Topic, Space Telecommunications.

Member: ‘Project 2001’ - The Legal Framework for the Commercial Use of Outer Space; Institute of Air and Space Law, Cologne University, Germany. Topic: Telecommunications.

Occasional: Board of Review and/or Member of Moot Court, Telders Competition, The Hague; Manfred Lachs Space Law Competition (US, Singapore, Rio de Janiero and Paris).

Member, Presbytery of Aberdeen 1971 – date, and several times of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Member, Panel on Doctrine, Church of Scotland, 1971-9, 1980-84.

Main interests, Space Law, Space Telecommunications, International Radiofrequency matters, the International Telecommunication Union, Church and State.

Currently teaching Public International Law (Ord. Course, Honours course, LL.M. course); Space Law (Honours course).
Have taught all aspects of Public Law inc. Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law (gave it up 2000), and in the remote past some Jurisprudence, some Roman Law, Commercial Law, Conveyancing.

Publications - various books - 7 academic, 5 crime novels, 9 sf collections (Simak and Blish); numerous articles on a wide spread of subjects.  
Last update: 25 November 2010


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