Should I ever mention this to anyone, ever?

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Re: Should I ever mention this to anyone, ever?

Postby 公诉人 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:47 pm

enjoy princeton law

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Re: Should I ever mention this to anyone, ever?

Postby kittenmittons » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:48 pm

公诉人 wrote:enjoy princeton law

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Re: Should I ever mention this to anyone, ever?

Postby prezidentv8 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:01 pm

GordonBombay wrote:http://www.spacelaw.olemiss.edu/

They even have a journal. I feel this is a no brainer.


That's a helluva mustache on the front page there

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Re: Should I ever mention this to anyone, ever?

Postby thomas85 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:13 am

Wow, this post really took on a life of its own. I will post the space PS after I write it in the coming months. Im going to write it just for fun, but it seems like too much of a gamble to actually submit. I am hoping that the exercise of simply writing something so wild-eyed will give me some interesting ideas for the PS that I actually write. I have been looking at admissions statistics and (while they all claim otherwise) law schools seem to admit students pretty much based on their numbers. My application is a huge splitter, so I can't justify including a potentially risky PS when I could copy and paste 1000 words about the challenges I've overcome or other such nonsense.

My interests are a little more in the legalities of operating a business in space than the actual engineering challenges (although I am fascinated with these as well). Much like with the IT boom, I expect that any space boom will need a brand new framework of laws. Im gambling that the world is all set for another technology related boom and I don't think its a totally unrealistic expectation. Bigelow space is launching a space station this year that is twice the size of ISS. They already have contracts with medical/engineering firms to use the space for long term product development. Theoretically, its already profitable and it hasn't even left the ground yet. Thats totally exciting.

I realize that there aren't any schools that have a creditable 'space law' program (with the possible exception of miss), so I am hoping to get into business law and specialize in IT/Patent stuff and then score an in-house gig with some sort of space-related business.

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Re: Should I ever mention this to anyone, ever?

Postby goodolgil » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:02 am

You know, a lot of you guys seem like the types who would have been making sneering references to "Cyberlaw" 15 years ago.

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Re: Should I ever mention this to anyone, ever?

Postby MrOrange » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:06 am

I wonder if this guy talked about his aspirations before being admitted?

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Re: Should I ever mention this to anyone, ever?

Postby Hey-O » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:12 pm

OmbreGracieuse wrote:I would love to be PMmed with your PS when it is finally written out- I would love to read a PS about space law. It seems so different; I'd love to hear what you have to say. :)


I'm in on this. I would love to see this. It sounds interesting and if done right could be brilliant. I think the OP is right about the future of space law and who doesn't want to have future visionaries come to law school? The thing about life is you can do whatever one else does and achieve more obvious results, but if you do what no one does and you strive for it with excellence and diligence you can achieve far more. How big are your ambitions?

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Re: Should I ever mention this to anyone, ever?

Postby yeff » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:48 am

Hope the fossil fuel crunch doesn't derail your dreams, OP.

That said, I was going to suggest Yale and becoming a Space Law professor and/or consulting for space business.

But check out the Ole Miss space law faculTTTy.... ( :wink: )

http://rescommunis.wordpress.com/contributors/

JD Cardozo
JD Golden Gate U
JD Mississippi

Regardless of your decision on the PS, I'd get in touch with the Ole Miss space law faculty just to get some advice from people in the actual field.

Though your application may well need to be similar, your priorities for pursuing your niche will not be the same as for vanilla BigLaw or academia dreamers.

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Re: Should I ever mention this to anyone, ever?

Postby d34d9823 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:38 am

OmbreGracieuse wrote:I would love to be PMmed with your PS


Definitely read this at first glance as "I would love to be PMSed" and was like "wait, what?"

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Re: Should I ever mention this to anyone, ever?

Postby sapp » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:01 am

thomas85 wrote:Wow, this post really took on a life of its own. I will post the space PS after I write it in the coming months. Im going to write it just for fun, but it seems like too much of a gamble to actually submit. I am hoping that the exercise of simply writing something so wild-eyed will give me some interesting ideas for the PS that I actually write. I have been looking at admissions statistics and (while they all claim otherwise) law schools seem to admit students pretty much based on their numbers. My application is a huge splitter, so I can't justify including a potentially risky PS when I could copy and paste 1000 words about the challenges I've overcome or other such nonsense.

My interests are a little more in the legalities of operating a business in space than the actual engineering challenges (although I am fascinated with these as well). Much like with the IT boom, I expect that any space boom will need a brand new framework of laws. Im gambling that the world is all set for another technology related boom and I don't think its a totally unrealistic expectation. Bigelow space is launching a space station this year that is twice the size of ISS. They already have contracts with medical/engineering firms to use the space for long term product development. Theoretically, its already profitable and it hasn't even left the ground yet. Thats totally exciting.

I realize that there aren't any schools that have a creditable 'space law' program (with the possible exception of miss), so I am hoping to get into business law and specialize in IT/Patent stuff and then score an in-house gig with some sort of space-related business.


This is EXACTLY what I was going to suggest.


I'm also interested in reading the "Space PS." Good luck with your essays and your cycle!

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Re: Should I ever mention this to anyone, ever?

Postby legalized » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:17 pm

OmbreGracieuse wrote:I think it is both genius and suicide, depending on the school. I don't know if I would necessarily mention you were doing it for the space boom, or because you are bad at math, however I would definitely talk about doing 'space' law (no clue what you would call that). I think you could tie it into some kind of childhood experience- most people I know at one point have laid on a merry-go-round staring at the sky. I think if you are confident with your statement, and you like it, then go for it. :) I think though that going too over the top could hurt you.


Yes it is called space law. I just researched it...and to me that says he better back up his interest in space law with some facts/sources (just briefly sprinkled-in references at appropriate moments) to solidify his footing in this area, and to show he IS serious and why and how space law should be taken seriously (since he is already worried about that, and that might make him write too defensively in an "I'M NOT CRAZY!" style, whereas the facts speak for themselves).

http://www.apsu.edu/oconnort/3040/3040lect05a.htm
(APSU = Austin Peay State University...Tennessee school)

SPACE LAW
"This is a court of space law" (Star Trek Episode 16, Season 1)

Space law consists of treaties, agreements, and regulations such as the Outer Space Treaty, the whole Moon Treaty, and the Patents in Space Act, to give prominent examples. Much of it is designed to regulate the militarization (i.e., weaponization and nuclearization) of space, with debates existing over whether, for example, the nuclear explosion used to propel a spacecraft is a weapon or not. Another growing area involves space tourism, private ventures, and commercialization of space, where the guiding legal principles appear to be informed consent and assumption of risk. However, the general thrust of space law is oriented toward the same directions as environmental law, in that the peaceful uses of outer space are seen as being of parallel importance to issues such as ozone depletion, climate change, and biological diversity. These two specialty areas of law are closely related for a number of reasons because control of space (and/or environment) not only brings the potential of absolute power, but has civil rights implications (privacy vis-a-vis satellite monitoring, for example).

There are further and somewhat questionable aspects to space law which involve such things as space war (the stuff of science fiction) and what happens when first contact is made with extraterrestrials. (see GSS Lecture on Planetary Defense). Additionally, there are unknown political dynamics about what will happen if and when any of the attempting countries (China, Brazil, Japan, Nigeria, Russia, USA) gets a colony to the moon or another planet first, which is to say, colonization of space is an important issue. The country of China has already gone on record saying they will not surrender any of their developed lunar resources to any international authority. Back when it was just the USA and the Soviets dominating the space race, things were simple, but space law always held a great deal of technological and intellectual fascination. Now that the topic has some psychological momentum, it is on the verge of becoming something that really matters.

MILITARIZATION OF SPACE

As early as 1957, the United Nations addressed the issue of peaceful uses of outer space in the form of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.


More on the site.


I googled "law governing outer space is called"

Good luck!




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