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.
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.
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.
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.