Legal Association for Space Exploration and Resources (LASER)

LASER will aid students in preparing articles and other resources about upcoming issues in space law. We also intend to send and coach a team to next year's Manfred Lachs moot competition. As a developing field limited by technological realities, our brainstorming sessions will focus on the next ten years of legislation and international cooperation concerning research, exploration of space, and the commercialization of near-Earth resources. As Nevada is situated near three of America's leading private aerospace companies (Bigelow in Las Vegas, Sierra Nevada Corp in Reno, and SpaceX in Hawthorne), we also intend to find work placements for students interested in the aerospace industry. We will have two or three online practice meetings this semester to smooth out the initial administrative hurdles while we gain more members. Some possible topics for this semester include: the usefulness of the Outer Space Treaty in the modern economy, liability for human experimentation, and jurisdictional conflicts in an affordable space tourism model.

Executive Board
President Daniel De Luca
Vice President Casey Rosenberg
Treasurer Jennifer Tang
Secretary Gregory Gutierrez