Cleveland-Marshall (CM) College of Law is organizing a course on Space Law a Global View. This 3-credit hour asynchronous online course will feature multimedia learning modules on the multiplicity of legal issues facing a space-faring world.

Students will have the freedom to complete the learning modules at any time according to their own schedules.


Although designed for law students, enrollment is open to anyone in the world, including lawyers, space industry executives, and other professionals with an interest in the laws governing space activity.

About the Course:

The course will be hosted on the Blackboard online learning platform. The course will adhere to the highest standards of online learning.

Students need only have broadband access to the internet in order to attend the course.

Students attending the course will receive a broad education in space law starting with the overarching international treaties that govern the activities of nations in space and ending with the domestic regulations of individual countries that play a major role in shaping the success of highly innovative new space companies.

Other issues that will be covered include the use of force in space, liability for damage caused by space objects, questions of jurisdiction, the rescue and return of astronauts, remote sensing, property rights, asteroid mining, the allotment of orbital slots, export controls on space technology, financing space ventures, and contracting practices.

All course materials will be made available free of cost to students through the online Blackboard platform.

The course will be taught by the Director of the Global Space Law Center, Professor Mark J. Sundahl, a leading international space lawyer. The course will also feature guest lectures and interviews with thought leaders from government and industry.


The course is open to an international audience and will be taught in English

Evaluation of Students:

Students will be evaluated by means of a two-hour online multiple choice final exam that can be taken, at the student’s preference, during any two-hour period during the two-day exam period.


The course will be offered during the summer of 2018. The course begins on May 21st. The two-hour final exam can be taken on July 11 or July 12 (at the student’s preference).


Registration for the course is open and will remain open until April 30. To register, simply complete the online application form by clicking here.


Tuition (including all course materials):

Ohio state residents: $3214.50

Non-Ohio state residents: USD $4393.80


If you have any questions about the course, send your question to and we will respond promptly.

For the FAQ, click here and for the Official Website, click here