Andrea Harrington was an Erin J.C. Arsenault Fellow in Space Governance at the McGill University Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL), where her doctoral research focused on insurance and liability issues for the commercial space industry. At McGill, she also served as the Teaching Fellow in Private International Air Law. Professor Harrington holds a DCL and LLM from the McGill IASL, as well as a JD with High Honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a BA from Boston University (Magna Cum Laude). She is a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Professor Harrington is currently the Executive Editor of the Journal of Space Law and a member of the editorial board for the American Bar Association publication The Air and Space Lawyer. As a member of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), she serves as the Faculty Chair for the Advisory Committee to the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition (North America Region).
During the course of her studies at McGill, Professor Harrington earned numerous awards, including: a P.E.O. Scholar Award, the International Aviation Women’s Association Scholarship, the Secure World Foundation Young Professionals International Astronautical Congress (IAC) Scholarship, and the Setsuko Ushioda-Aoki Prize for academic merit.
Professor Harrington has also been the Teaching Associate in the Politics, Law, and Economics Department for the International Space University’s Space Studies Program. She has served as Assistant Editor for the Annals of Air and Space Law, Jr. Project Manager for Secure World Foundation, and researcher on projects for the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation, the International Society for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the Space Security Index. She has represented the IAASS, an NGO with observer status, at the Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). Prior to transitioning to air and space law, Professor Harrington was active in the insurance and financial compliance fields.