Global Issues on the Moon? – An Interview With A Space Lawyer

World Affairs Report
Global Issues on the Moon? - An Interview With A Space Lawyer

What combines scientific discovery, national security, natural resources, and the complexities of international law? Outer space! The Outer Space Treaty formed the basis for international space law in 1967, but has since been subject to future case law, legislation and international treaties. Join us on this episode as we welcome Pittsburgh-based “space lawyer” Justine Kasznica to the The World Affairs Report to discuss her work, the history of space law, private space companies, and the future of human interaction in space.  

Justine Kasznica is an attorney at Pittsburgh firm Babst Calland and a shareholder in the firm’s Mobility, Transport and Safety, Transportation Safety, and Corporate and Commercial groups. Her work at the firm primarily centers on representing technology companies, investor groups, universities and research institutions that seek to commercialize new technologies and representing commercial space and drone companies. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Rutgers University. In her free time, Justine is a recreational drone pilot and has a passion for robotics, space and aviation that carries over into her work.

Additional Resources:

Justine’s Biography

Justine’s TedXBudapest Talk on “Who owns the space?”

Information on the Outer Space Treaty