National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law
J.D. Georgetown University Law Center
LL.M., McGill University Institute of Air and Space Law
Michelle Hanlon is Associate Director of the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law and an instructor of aviation and space law. Hanlon’s focus of research at McGill was commercial space and the intersection of commerce and public law. Prior to focusing on space law, Professor Hanlon was engaged in a private business law practice. Her legal career commenced with the restructuring of sovereign debt for a number of South and Latin American countries and evolved into the negotiation and implementation of cross-border technology mergers and acquisitions. Her subsequent solo practice advised entrepreneurs across four continents on all aspects of bringing their innovative ideas to market: from basic corporate formation to financing’s and buyouts. Professor Hanlon is a Co-Founder and the President of For All Moonkind, Inc., a nonprofit corporation that is the only organization in the world focused on protecting human cultural heritage in outer space. For All Moonkind has been recognized by the United Nations as a Permanent Observer to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. She also serves as Mentor for the Creative Destruction Lab, a startup incubator program developed by the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.