Library & Facilities – Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Air and Space Law
LL.M. students will have access to one of the most comprehensive collections (nearly 3,000 volumes) of air and space law books, journals, treatises, and other legal material in the world. Housed in the new state-of-the-art facility, the University of Mississippi Grisham Law Library provides resources and services to support the teaching and research programs of the law school and the LL.M. in Air and Space Law. In addition to the collection of air and space law materials, the library also places special emphasis on the fields of Comparative Law, International Law, and Conflict of Laws, necessary for well-rounded scholarship in the field of air and space law.
The Law Library is also a Federal Government Documents Repository, and has access to a significant number of national, international, and foreign legal databases. Additionally, LL.M. students will also have access to the Space Law Archives housed at the University of Mississippi School of Law. In 2007, the University of Mississippi School of Law, through its National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law, recognized the need to create an archive to care for the personal correspondence, manuscripts, and professional papers of individuals who dedicated their lives and careers to the development of air and space law. Space law pioneers, Andrew G. Haley, Eilene M. Galloway, and Stephen Gorove , helped to develop theory, legislation, and institutions devoted to the field. The placement of their papers with the Law School evinces a commitment and belief by the collections’ donors in the Law School’s role within the profession and a desire to pass on the accumulated materials and knowledge to the future leaders of the field.
The Space Law Archive serves as the repository for records related to the development of air and space law. The Archive’s primary goal is to physically and intellectually organize space law records of enduring value. It also aims to arrange, describe, and house the materials to increase institutional and public access, facilitate research, ensure long-term preservation, aid in exhibitions, and assist in academic and outreach programs for the University as well as national and international professional institutions and agencies. The Space Law Archive documents the history of the field of air and space law, and secures and preserves primary and secondary source material. The Space Law Archive facilitates the LL.M. students’ research and interest in the role of air and space law by providing students with a look at the history of U.S., foreign, and international legal, intellectual, social, and cultural development.
In January 2011, the Law School moved into a new state-of-the-art, LEED-certified learning facility which now houses the new Space Law Archive. Presently, the Space Law Archive’s holdings total more than 60 linear feet, and the law school has plans to increase its physical holdings and online presence to facilitate the research and institutional development of individuals interested in air and space law.
The University of Mississippi School of Law is housed in the Robert C. Khayat Law Center, a new state-of-the-art, LEED-certified learning facility. On-campus and Distance LL.M. students will be able to benefit from the new law school building. It has been designed to facilitate community interaction among students and between students and faculty. The building also is designed to enhance clinical experiences for students and to host conferences for lawyers, judges, and legal scholars. The new Law School building features classrooms designed to encourage active learning among On-campus and Distance law students, and which also accommodate the latest technology used by both faculty and students. An assortment of classroom sizes enables the law school the ability to offer a number of small and medium-sized classes, providing an outstanding learning experience for our students.
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