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Aspiring for a career in Aviation and Space Law – Join McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law

By SpaceRef Editor
October 13, 2020
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For close to 70 years, the world-ranking McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) has been internationally recognised as the leading educational and research institution in the field of air and space law. It has produced over 1,200 graduates hailing from over 120 countries.


Established in 1951, the IASL’s educational programme and research agenda have evolved over the years to address and accommodate rapidly-evolving demands for a global approach to the governance of aviation and outer space. The presence of highly experienced and educated academics and professionals ensure courses on offer at the IASL cover the breadth and depth of aviation and space law. The close proximity to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airports Council International (ACI), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), makes Montreal, and this renowned Institute, the ideal location to witness and experience the rapid evolution of practical issues and legal challenges taking place in the domains of aviation and space. As world’s only institution to receive the prestigious Edward Warner Award, ICAO acknowledge that “McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law, through its accomplishments in teaching, research and publication has established itself as a center of excellence in the field of international law”.


The low tuition fees and living expenses in Montreal, and opportunities for students to participate in the Institute’s research and outreach activities together offer immense prospects for students and professionals interested in pursuing the study of air and space law at post-graduate levels. The presence of proud Institute graduates in senior positions at government ministries, at airlines, in international organisations, the legal profession, and academic circles around the world is testament to the added value and invaluable networking opportunities the Institute has to offer.


If you aspire to be a globally recognised and specialised aviation and space law expert, consider McGill’s Institute of Air and Space Law as the launch pad for your exciting and highly rewarding professional career.


The application for admission to the IASL programmes is now open and must be submitted online before 20 December 2020. For more information and assistance, please contact Maria D’Amico.



Ram S. Jakhu, DCL

Associate Professor/Acting Director

Project Director: MILAMOS (McGill Manual)

Former Director: Institute of Air and Space Law

  McGill Institute of Air and Space Law

Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

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SpaceRef staff editor.