Space Law, Executive Certificate

Executive Certificate in Space Law

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 12
  • $1650.00
  • $1650.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Space Law, Executive Certificate is designed for practicing attorneys interested in specializing and expanding their expertise in an emerging area.

Space law is the study of the laws and regulations that impact most any activity related to activities in space, on the ground, in orbit, or beyond. Space law touches every practical step of getting any object or person into space, from conception, to launch, to re-entry. 

Students choose the Space Law, Executive Certificate to:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of how the law governs outer space.
  • Learn a unique mixture of international, U.S. administrative and industry-specific law.
  • Prepare for the ever-changing field of law.

Online students join law classrooms in real-time using VoIP technology. Class times are generally during the workday and online students participate part-time, for 75% of class sessions, unless obtaining a waiver from the faculty member teaching course and the program director. The remaining 25% of class time may be viewed via class recordings, giving students flexibility along with a valuable classroom experience.

This certificate is open to those who already have a J.D. or a foreign law degree. Additionally, there is a strong preference for applicants to have a minimum of three years of prior legal experience. Students enrolled in this certificate program, prior to completion of the certificate, may apply to transfer into the LL.M. degree (also listed on this site).

Career Outlook: The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for lawyers is growing at 6%, which is as fast as average. Demand for legal work is expected to continue as individuals, businesses, and all levels of government require legal services in many areas.

This program prepares students to work in a variety of different sectors. These sectors range from innovative new industries like commercial space flight, to scientific endeavors, to the business sector and to military applications.

Students should apply via the Law School Admissions Council at The program will appear with the LLM applications and is Nebraska College of Law Application L5. We require a personal statement, all undergraduate and law college transcripts, the LSAC application questionnaire, a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 letters of recommendation and a resume.

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.