Young Lawyers' Symposium
The ECSL is inviting young scholars and professionals to take part in the fourth edition of the Young Lawyers' Symposium (YLS), which will be organised as a full day event on the 26 of April 2019 at ESA ESTEC in the Netherlands.
The aim of the YLS is to allow early career scholars and professionals to present on a space law related topic in an international forum, exchange ideas and network amongst themselves.
The YLS 2019 will centre around three themed panels, which will consider legal aspect relating to:
- The future of the Moon Agreement
- Commercial mining of celestial bodies
- Protection of cultural heritage sites on the Moon
Invitation to submit an abstract:
Young scholars and professionals (35 and under) are invited to submit a 500-word abstract on a topic relating to the theme of one of the three panels. Selections of speakers will be made on the basis of their submitted abstract. The Abstract should give an indication of what the speaker will address in a 10min presentation.
The call for abstracts is now open until the 1st of March 2019 at 24.00 (CET). Abstracts will be selected by Board Members of the ECSL, and we aim to inform selected authors by the 15th of March 2019.
You can register to attend and submit your abstract here: https://indico.esa.int/event/278/
Registration to attend the YLS:
All ECSL members are invited to attend the YLS, and can participate in the discussion between talks if they want to. Registration for the event is now open until 15 March 2018, you can register here: https://indico.esa.int/event/278/
The 2019 Programme:
The 2019 program will be announced as soon as all invited speakers have accepted their slots. The number of speakers selected per panel is a reflection of the number of abstracts submitted to that panel.
From each panel, the Chair persons will select one speaker who will be invited to submit a full paper to be published on the ECSL website.
- 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 10 minutes for their presentation. Each speaker must also provide an additional 3 talking points for the discussion related to their chosen subject. A discussion will be facilitated by the Chair of the panel after all the speakers have presented.
- Selected speakers will be invited to submit a written report of their subject (6-12 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: 7 February 2019