Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio participated as a panelist in the radio show “Talking Foreign Policy” on Monday, May 29, which was taped and broadcast by WCPN/90.3., the Cleveland-area NPR affiliate. The show, of which Professor Sterio is a regular participant, is a one-hour radio program hosted by Dean and Professor Michael Scharf of Case Western Reserve University Law School. This episode focused on the Trump Administration and international law, and, in addition to Professor Sterio, other panelists included John Bellinger, former Legal Advisor to the State Department in the George W. Bush Administration, Professor Paul Williams, American University Washington College of Law, and Dr Shannon French, Director of Case Western Reserve University’s Inamori Center for Ethics and Excellence. More information about the show is available here.
The Library of Law & Liberty published today an essay by Professor David Forte, which was based on a course on the Presidency that Professor Forte taught at Princeton University during the fall semester 2016. Professor Forte has been a visitor at Princeton University during the 2016-17 academic year. His essay is available here.
Heidi Gorovitz Robertson, C|M|LAW’s Steven W. Percy Distinguished Professor of Law, served as a visiting scholar at the Universidad de La Laguna in La Laguna (Tenerife), Spain, from April 23 to April 29. This visit, sponsored by a grant from the Spanish government and the European Union, included her participation in five lectures or seminars. Professor Robertson delivered a presentation on the teaching of law in the United States. She conducted two student/faculty seminars on her research on the regulation of shale oil and gas development in the U.S. — one on preemption of local control and the other concerning the role of landowners. Along with a faculty visitor from Malmö Universitat in Sweden, she participated in a seminar at the Economics Department on environmental (de)regulation under the Trump administration. Finally, she was an invited speaker at a conference on the status of women — where she spoke about the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the defunding of Planned Parenthood.
Prof. Mark Sundahl has published a chapter regarding the Legal Status of Spacecraft in the newly released Handbook on Space Law published by Routledge. The Handbook addresses the legal and regulatory aspects of activities in outer space from a comprehensive manner in a time of increasing commercialization and privatization of space activities. More information about the book is available here.
Professor Mark Sundahl recently participated in the Hague Space Resources Governance Working Group at Leiden University to draft the “building blocks” of a new international regime for regulating natural resource extraction on celestial bodies. The Working Group is funded by the governments of Holland and Luxembourg to address the legal issues that promise to arise as private companies (as well as governments) move forward with plans to harvest precious metals from near-Earth asteroids and extract water and other natural resources needed to support a permanent human presence on the Moon and Mars. The Working Group plans to publish a first draft of the building blocks for public comment by the end of the year.