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Aerospace Law


Admission requirements

Basic knowledge of International Law


The course on Aerospace Law deals with multilateral and bilateral aviation agreements, airline liability, EU air law and criminal air law as well as space law, covering the legal aspects of various space activities, both private and public.

Course objectives

Objectives of the course:

Achievement levels:
The following achievement levels apply with regard to the course:


See timetable.

Mode of instruction


  • Number of (2 hour) lectures: One 2-hour class per week for 11 weeks

  • Names of lecturers: Prof. Dr. P.M.J. Mendes de Leon, Mrs. Drs. T.L. Masson-Zwaan

  • Guest Lecturers: Dr. B. Honnebier (Gomez & Bikker Law Offices); Mr. G. de Vos (AKD Prinsen van Wijmen N.V.); Mr. O. Rijsdijk (CAE Aviation Training BV); Dr. M. Meijia-Kaiser.

  • Required preparation by students: Basic knowledge of International Law, Reader Aerospace Law

Examination form(s)

  • Written exam.

Submission procedures

Areas to be tested within the exam
The examination syllabus consists of the required reading (literature) for the course, the course information guide and the subjects taught in the lectures, the seminars and all other instructions which are part of the course.


More information on this course is offered in Blackboard.

Reading list

Obligatory course materials

  • To be announced

Course information guide:

  • To be announced


  • Reader Aerospace Law

  • Incidental additional handouts

Recommended course materials:

  • To be announced


Students have to register for courses and exams through uSis.

Contact information

  • Coordinator: Ms. Paula van der Wulp

  • Work address: KOG, room A.314

  • Contact information:

  • Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 7724

  • E-mail:


  • Institution: Public International Law

  • Division: Institute of Air & Space Law

  • Room number secretariat: KOG, room A3.14

  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00

  • Telephone number secretariat: +31 (0)71 527 7724

  • E-mail:


Graduated professionals may attend this course as a Study Abroad student and apply via the Admission Office.