Meet our clerks AND RAPPORTEURS

Pragati Mot is an Indian National. She completed her undergrad (BA. L.L.B) from Institute of Law, Nirma University and was a Merit Scholarship Awardee at her Institute. She has growing interest in the field of Space Law and Policy and wishes to pursue Master’s in Space Law to get hands on experience in the commercial space industry. In addition she loves indulging in Art, creative skills and Cultural Travel.

She is of the view that this decade will expose the true potential of the space industry and thus sustainable actions and policies are a need.

Duration of internship with Space Court Foundation: March 2022 – Ongoing

Conghui Liu graduated in Air and Space Law, Master’s Degree, from McGill University. Her paper “Saving Astronaut Who?” was accepted by the GLEX 2021 conference and later published on the IAF’s Digital Library. After graduation, Conghui went to Rome and worked as an intern at UNIDROIT  researching the Space Protocol of the Cape Town Convention.

Justin Lindsay is a current student at the University of Pittsburgh Law School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Having attained a BS in History from Drexel University, he served in the United States Army for ten years. During this time he obtained an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies, combining International Relations and Statistics. At Pitt, Justin is pursuing a certificate in International and Comparative Law with a concentration in Civil Litigation. Justin’s fascination with space began when his parents got him his first telescope at age six, and on any clear night he can still be found scanning the sky. He hopes to apply his knowledge to dispute resolution and to the sustainable development of celestial objects.

Kaili Ayers obtained a BA in Japanese Translation from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and
an ALM in International Relations from Harvard Extension. Her graduate thesis focused on the
deterrent strength of anti-satellite capabilities, and examining its implications in a world
increasingly reliant on satellite systems.
Her budding interest in outer space grew out of her multi-cultural upbringing in Hawaii, where
the scientific and cultural clash surrounding the construction of the Thirty-Meter Telescope
(TMT) atop the summit of Mauna Kea ignited dialogue about its environmental, scientific, and
legal ramifications for Hawaii’s indigenous community.
As an incoming J.D. candidate for the Fall of 2023, she is interested in the intersection between
international law, national security, as well as the sustainable and equitable use of outer space.
She hopes to contribute to the mission of the Space Court Foundation and space community at
large by producing timely and relevant scholarship, and ultimately wishes to pursue an LLM in
space law upon graduation.
Lilith Salisbury is from London,  England, and is currently completing her Advanced LLM in Air and Space Law at Leiden University. Her thesis research is centred around the use of cross-waivers in space contracts, particularly in the domain of space situational awareness data sharing agreements, Global Navigation Satellite Systems and the International Disaster Charter. Lilith recently competed in the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition on behalf of Leiden University where the team placed third in the European regional rounds. She has also recently spoken at the Model Office for Outer Space Affairs at the Haarlem Model United Nations on liability issues in space law, and at the 7th European Space Generation Workshop on issues of diversity in the space sector. She recently started the ‘Women for Safety and Sustainability in Space’ interview series with the Space Safety and Sustainability Project Group in the the Space Generation Advisory Council. Outside of work Lilith regularly climbs and explores caves with the University of Manchester speleology society.
Melanie McComb is from the United States, but currently lives in Madrid, Spain. She graduated from Temple University with a BS in Sport and Recreation Management. Currently, she is a 3L at Stetson University’s College of Law. Alongside her J.D. program, Melanie participated in a prestigious dual degree program at Comillas Universidad Pontificia in Madrid, Spain. During her 2L, she earned her LLM in International and European Business Law which culminated in a master’s thesis titled “Outer Space – A Littered Legacy and Final Economic Frontier – A Review of Space Debris Regulations and Recommendations to Improve Them.” This comprehensive work explored the critical issue of space debris and provided insightful recommendations to enhance existing regulations.
Melanie’s scholarly focus lies primarily in the realm of Space Law with a keen interest in the areas that intersect with Space Law such as public procurement, international public and private law, industry regulation, international tax law, cyber security law, etc. By delving into these interconnected domains, she strives to gain a comprehensive understanding of the legal framework governing space activities and contribute to the development of effective policies.
Melanie is excited by the potential of the Outer Space economy and eagerly anticipates witnessing its growth as other industries start to invest in space-related activities such as sports and entertainment. As such, she aspires to facilitate the responsible and sustainable practices that will guide humanity’s ventures beyond Earth’s atmosphere.

Gabriel Evalsam Lyster is a student of the Faculty of Law, University of Uyo, Nigeria. Currently a group lead at the University of Uyo Law Clinic; Director of Academics and Programs of Ime Umanah Chambers; and President, Christian Law Student Fellowship of Nigeria.

An avid learner, with a keen interest in Technology, Robotics, Space, and the Law of artificial Intelligence. He has Contributed to the growth of organizations at various levels.

He has participated in a number of local and international debate and Moot Court Competitions with a certified skill in legal advocacy.

Ranjekha is a law student from Chennai, India. She is interested in shaping the country’s developing legislation on space law. She likes to work at the intersection of disciplines to develop unconventional perspectives and solutions , for example ,  she believes the confluence of insights gained from the fields of technology and psychology gives space law an opportunity for holistic development. She is also an active member of other space law initiatives with an intention to foster healthy discourse that will aid in developing the field.

Ayush Khandelwal is a law graduate from National Law University, Nagpur. He is currently pursuing his LLM in Air and Space Law (Thesis) from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He was a mentee under Maruska Strah, the executive director of World Space week Association under the UNOOSA’s Space4women programme. His current research interests are in the diversified areas of International Law, specifically air and space law. He is currently working towards pursuing a career in Space law with a goal to pursue a doctoral degree in the area.