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Full Professor, Former Director, Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University

Ram S. Jakhu is currently tenured Full Professor at the Institute of Air and Space Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Canada. For the last four decades he has been teaching and conducting research in international space law and public international law.

Ram Jakhu is the Project Director and Co-Editor of the McGill Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS or McGill Manual); Project Director and Editor-in-Chief of the McGill Encyclopedia of International Space Law, and Research Director on Project on Space Laws and Policies in South Asia. He is Managing Editor of the Space Regulatory Series, and member of the Editorial Boards of Space and Evolution, Annals of Air & Space Law, Astropolitics, and German Journal of Air & Space Law.

He held several positions, including the Director of the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law; the first Director of the Master of Space Studies Program of the International Space University; and member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.

He authored several books, numerus research reports and many articles published in peer-reviewed journals. He is recipient of the 2022 “Excellence in Supervision and Mentorship Award” from Graduate Law Student Association of the Faculty of Law of McGill University, the 2016 “Leonardo da Vinci Life-Long Achievement Award” from the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety, the 2011 Book Award from the International Academy of Astronautics, and the 2007 “Distinguished Service Award” from the IISL for significant contribution to the development of space law.

He holds Doctor of Civil Law (Dean’s Honors List), LL.M. (McGill), LL.M. (Panjab), LL.B., and B.A. degrees.


  • –present
    Full Professor, Acting Director, McGill Institute of Air and Space Law


  • 1983 
    Doctor of Civil Law, McGill University