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Soaring to New Heights... The Center for Air and Space Law places our students and faculty on the cutting edge of a dynamic and growing industry. Air Law Moot Court Team Finishes Competition as International Runner-Up Students Mary Upton Shirley and Lauren Andrade competed in the 13th Leiden Sarin Inter- national Air Law Moot Court Competition in 2022 and finished as the International Runner-up. The fictional case involved the sovereignty of airspace, airline nationality, and operating rights under bilateral air services agree- ments. The team was coached by J.J. Thach, and Center for Air and Space Law Co-Director Charles Stotler is the team’s professor/adviser. 3L Presents to White House’s National Space Council on Behalf of NSS On Nov. 14, 3L Clark Thomas presented to the White House’s National Space Council on behalf of the National Space Society. Thomas’ three-minute Shark Tank-style sales pitch called for a five-year demonstration of space-based solar power funded by the United States Energy, Commerce, and/or Defense Departments. Thomas will complete his J.D. degree with a Concentration in Air and Space Law in May 2023. He is a senior editor with the UM’s Journal of Space Law, and last year’s recipient of the Stephen Gorove Award for Excellence in Space Law. He is currently working as an extern and key member of the National Space Society, whose mission is to enable the exploration, development, and settlement of space. 2020 Graduate Jeremy Grunert Publishes Book on Space Law Major Jeremy Grunert is an officer in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps and an adjunct professor at Ole Miss Law. This year, he published his first book titled: The United States Space Force and the Future of American Space Policy. Journal of Drone Law and Policy The Center introduced its inaugural issue of the Journal of Drone Law and Policy in 2020. The journal provides a platform for practicing attorneys and interested parties to publish timely articles in this field with thought-provoking analyses.   19 

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