We have posted previously about the emerging field of “space law”—here, here, and here.
In the Wall Street Journal, “space law” attorney Sagi Kfir, who is general counsel for a space mining company, discusses the growth of the field, which is an offshoot of aerospace law. So how big is space law? An excerpt from the article:
Jokes aside, space law is a big deal. A range of commercial space businesses including space hotel startups, satellite providers and companies focused on harvesting resources from asteroids, have matured to the point that they require legal services. Meanwhile, law schools are opening new programs and international symposia are being held.