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Jeremy Grunert

Adjunct Professor and Major in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps

Major Jeremy Grunert is an officer in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps and is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Law at the United States Air Force Academy. He teaches the Academy’s “Space Law” and “Law for Air Force Officers” courses.

Major Grunert has previously been stationed as a trial attorney at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, and Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, and has deployed to Qatar and Afghanistan. He holds an undergraduate degree in Government & Literature from Claremont McKenna College, a JD from the Pepperdine University School of Law, and an LL.M. in “Air & Space Law” from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Major Grunert’s research interests include outer space law, particularly space security law and its relationship to military operations; international law and politics; Middle Eastern politics and history; unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and air law; and military history.

Select Publications:

The United States Space Force and the Future of American Space Policy: Legal and Policy Implications, Studies in Space Law Series, Brill Publishing (forthcoming December 2022).“Sanctions and Satellites: The Space Industry After the Russo-Ukrainian War,” War on the Rocks, June 10, 2022.“The Future of Western-Russian Civil-Space Cooperation,” War on the Rocks, May 26, 2022.“Uncut Gems: The Laws of Outer Space in an Age of Expanding Security Threats,” Conference Paper, International Symposium of Military Academies Conference, Oct. 4-8, 2021.“The ‘Peaceful’ Use of Outer Space?,” War on the Rocks, June 22, 2021.Grounding the Humā: The Legality of Space Denial and (Potential) American Interference in the Iranian Space Program, 81 A.F. L. REV. 75 (2020).Aerial Insurgency: Non-State Actor Use of Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles and Public International Law Implications, 1 J. DRONE L. & POL’Y 28 (2020).