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P.J. Blount

P.J. Blount is an adjunct professor in the LL.M in the Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law and an adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science and Law at Montclair State University.

Previously, he served as Research Counsel for the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Blount teaches Space Security Law and International Telecommunications Law.

Blount’s primary research areas are legal issues related to space security and cyberspace governance. He has published and presented widely on the topic of space security law, and recently gave expert testimony on space traffic management before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Space.  Blount serves as the editor of the Res Communis Blog (http://rescommunis.olemiss.edu); as a staff editor of the Journal of Space Law; and as an editorial board member of the Journal of Astrosociology.

Additionally, he serves as the Assistant Executive Secretary of the International Institute of Space Law, participates as a judge in the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.  He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.

Prof. Blount’s publications can be found at SSRN (http://ssrn.com/author=1231656); his personal homepage is Spatializations (http://space.blountsfolly.com); and he tweets irregularly as @blountsfolly (https://twitter.com/BlountsFolly).

Also a list of recent and upcoming activity:

The Shaping of “Peaceful Purposes”: What North Korean Space Activities Can Tell Us About the Heart of Space Security Law, 56th Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, Beijing, China (Sept. 23-27, 2013).

Southern Music and Constructing the Space Age, with Jake Fussell, AIAA Scitech 2014, National Harbor, MD (January 14, 2014)

Disentangling Technological Convergence: The Effects of Cyberspace on International Space Law, Space Security and Long-term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities Conference, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China (May 25, 2014)

Hearing: Space Traffic Management: How to Prevent a Real Life “Gravity” before the Space Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (May 9, 2014)

Grounding Space Law: An Introduction to the Field and its Relevance to the Practitioner, 25th Annual Urgent Legal Matters Seminar,” St. Simons Island, GA (Aug. 29, 2014)

Words Can Never Hurt Me: Cyber Technologies, Satellite Information Flows, and Liability for Space Activities, Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, Toronto, Canada (Oct. 2014)