Texas Tech University

Space: The Final Frontier ... For Lawyers?

Texas Standard

January 19, 2016

Texas Standard - Texas has long been central to the space industry with NASA. Now SpaceX and Blue Origin have set up shop here. But the “final frontier” often pushes the boundaries of federal and international law.

Texas Tech law professor Vickie Sutton sees this space connection as an opportunity for up-and-coming lawyers. Sutton was a scientist in the White House Science Office under President George H.W. Bush and worked with the National Space Council. She's now director of the Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy at Texas Tech and is developing a course in space law.

Listen to the interview here.