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P.J. Blount

Dr. 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 a Visiting Scholar at the Beijing Institute of Technology School of Law for the Fall of 2017.  He also teaches in the Department of Political Science and Law at Montclair State University.  He is the former Research Counsel for the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law. His teaching includes courses such Space Security Law, International Telecommunications Law, Cyberlaw, International Law, Human Rights Law, Intellectual Property, and US Foreign Policy.

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 has given expert testimony on space traffic management before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Space.  Blount serves as the co-editor-in-chief of the Proceedings of the IISL; as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Space Law; and as an editorial board member of the Journal of Astrosociology.

Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Space Law and as the Chair of the Legal Aspects Technical Committee of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

2017    w/ Jake Fussell, “Southern Music and Constructing the Space Age,” 2 Journal of Astrosociology 121 (2017)

2017    “A Satellite is Just a Thing on the Internet of Things,” 42/3 Air and Space Law 273-294

2016    w/ C.J. Robison, “One Small Step: The Impact of the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015 on the Exploitation of Resources in Outer Space,” 18 North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology 162

2012    “Targeting in Outer Space: Legal Aspects of Operational Military Actions in Space,” Harvard National Security Journal

2012    Renovating Space: The Future of International Space Law, 40 Denver Journal of International Law and Policy 515

2012    “The Pre-operational Legal Review of Cyber Capabilities: Ensuring the Legality of Cyber Weapons,” 39 Northern Kentucky Law Review 211

2011    “Developments in Space Security and Their Legal Implications,” 44/2 Law/Technology 18

2009    “If You Legislate It They Will Come: Using Incentive Based Legislation to Attract the Commercial Space Industry,” Air & Space Lawyer, v. 22/3

2009    “Informed Consent v. ITAR: Regulatory Conflicts That Could Constrain Commercial Human Space Flight,” Acta Astronautica, v. 61

2008    “The ITAR Treaty and Its Implications for U.S. Space Exploration Policy and the Commercial Space Industry,” 73 Journal of Air Law and Commerce 705

2007    “Jurisdiction in Outer Space: Challenges of Private Individuals in Outer Space,33 Journal of Space Law 299

Book Chapters

2018    “Space Security Law,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Planetary Sciences (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

2017    w/ David Molina, “The Distance from the Ghetto to the Moon: Contextualizing the Space Program in the Discourse of the American Civil Rights Movement,” in Brian Odum, ed., Title TBD (Florida State University Press, forthcoming)

2017    “Sorting out Self-Defense in Space: Understanding the Conflicting Views on Self-Defense in the EU Code of Conduct,” in Conflicts in Space and the Rule of Law (McGill University, forthcoming)

2017    w/ Martin Losekemm, “On Orbit Servicing and Active Debris Removal,” in Anja Peculjic & Matteo Tugnoli, Cross Educational Handbook for Space Lawyers and Engineers (forthcoming)

2015    “Remote Sensing Law: An Overview of its Development and its Trajectory in the Global Context” in Prassad Thenkabail, ed., Remote Sensing Handbook, vol. 1 (Taylor & Francis)

Conference Papers

2016    “The Satellite and the Individual: The Legal Resolution of Remote Sensing,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2016

2015    “Space Traffic Management and the United States Data Sharing Environment,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2015

2013    “The Shaping of ‘Peaceful Purposes’: What North Korean Space Activities Can Tell Us About the Heart of Space Security Law,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2013

2011    “Private Human Access to Space and Incentive Based Regulation in the United States,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2011

2010    “International Cooperation: The Key to Space Security,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2010

2009    “The Development of International Norms to Enhance Space Security Law in an Asymmetric World,” Proceedings of the 52nd Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space

2008    “Limits on Space Weapons: Incorporating the Law of War into the Corpus Juris Spatialis,” Proceedings of the 51st Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space

Edited Volumes

2017    w/ Rafael Moro-Aguilar, Tanja Masson-Zwaan, & Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2016

2017    Journal of Space Law, vol. 40/1-2

2016    w/ Rafael Moro-Aguilar & Tanja Masson-Zwaan, Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2015

2015    w/ Rafael Moro-Aguilar & Tanja Masson-Zwaan, Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2014

2014    Space Law Documents 2013

2013    w/ Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Space Law: Selected Documents 2012

2012    w/ Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Unmanned Aircraft Systems in U.S. National Airspace: Selected Documents

2012    w/ Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Space Law: Selected Documents 2011

2011    w/ Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Space Law: Selected Documents 2010

2010    w/ Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Space Law: Selected Documents 2009

2010    w/ Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, The North Korean Expendable Carrier Rocket, Unha-2: Selected Legal Document.

2009    w/ Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Space Law: Selected Documents 2008

2009    w/ Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, USA-193: Selected Documents

 

Reports, Bibliographies, Book Reviews

2017    w/ Christopher Hearsey, “A Year of Milestones in Aerospace,” Aerospace America (January 2017)

2016    Report, “The 10th Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law: Through the Looking-Glass of Time – What Has Been Achieved and Where it Leads,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2015

2015    Report, “The 9th Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law: Non-traditional Space Activities,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2014

2014    Report, “The 8th Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law: Disruptive (Game Changing) Space Technologies, Laws and Polices,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2013

2013    Book Review, “Michael C. Minero, Space Technology Export Controls and International Cooperation in Outer Space (Springer 2012),” ZLW: German Journal of Air and Space Law

2013    “Bibliography on Aviation and Space Law,” Journal of Space Law, volumes 33/2-38/2 (2007-2013)

2013    Report, “The 7th Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law: Global and Regional Space Organizations and the Law,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2012 (2013)

2011    Report, “5th Eilene Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law on Article IX of the Outer Space Treaty and Peaceful Purposes: Issues and Implementation, Washington December 2, 2010,” ZLW: German Journal of Air and Space Law

2010    Report, “Fourth Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law: International Cooperation for Peaceful Purposes,” Proceedings of the 52nd Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space