Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Adelaide Law School
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Joel is a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide. Joel's research focuses on how nations' legislate for commercial space activities, contemplate their international obligations, and promote private activities in outer space.
Joel also works at an Adelaide-based law firm on corporate and commercial legal issues including transactional law, privacy and data protection, consumer protection, and regulatory compliance.
Joel is a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide. Joel's research focuses on how nations legislate for commercial space activities, contemplate their international obligations, and promote private activities in outer space with a particular focus on the evolution of Australia's legal regime.
Joel specialises in assessing and critiquing international domestic legal regimes (including those in place in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan and a number of European nations) applicable to non-governmental space activities including launch, spaceflight and private scientific and exploration activities.
Joel also researches in the areas consumer protection and privacy law, and international law more broadly.
Date Position Institution name 2019 - ongoing Associate Cowell Clarke 2018 - ongoing Jessup International Law Moot Coach The University of Adelaide
Date Institution name Country Title 2019 - 2019 University of Adelaide and the Law Society of South Australia Australia Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice 2014 - 2018 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Sciences (Biochemistry and Genetics) 2014 - 2018 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Year Citation 2020 Lisk, J. W. (2020). Launching in Australia - The Space (Launches and Returns) Act. Law Society Bulletin, 42(3), 8-9. 2020 Lisk, J. W. (2020). Space Law in Australia: What is it and what does it mean?. Australian Space Outlook 2020, 102-105. 2020 Stubbs, M. T., & Lisk, J. (2020). The Constitution and Outer Space. Public Law Review, 31(1), 123-131. 2019 Lisk, J. W., & de Zwart, M. (2019). Watch This Space: The Development of Commercial Space Law in Australia and New Zealand. Federal Law Review, 47(3), 1-25.
2018 Lisk, J. W. (2018). Space Law: A Treatise. Adelaide Law Review, 39(2), 453-477. 2017 de Zwart, M., & Lisk, J. W. (2017). Development of the New Zealand and Australian Space Industries: Regulation for a Sustainable Future. Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law, 60, 523-540.
Year Citation 2020 Lisk, J. (2020). Enforcement of Commercial Regulation in Outer Space.
Year Citation 2019 Lisk, J. W. (2019). Emerging Provisions of Domestic Space Law. In Proceedings of the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2019) Vol. 2019-October (pp. 1-11). Washington DC, United States of America: International Astronautical Federation. 2019 Lisk, J. W. (2019). How Will Future Generations Shape Space Law and Practices?. In Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law. Canberra. 2018 Lisk, J. W. (2018). Regulatory Approaches and International Competition. In Australian Space Research Conference. Surfer's Paradise. 2017 De Zwart, M., & Lisk, J. (2017). Development of the New Zealand and Australian space industries: Regulation for a sustainable future. In Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC Vol. 19 (pp. 12972-12980).
Date Role Board name Institution name Country 2020 - ongoing Director Board of Directors Space Law Council of Australia and New Zealand Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2019 - ongoing Member Law Society of South Australia Australia 2018 - ongoing Member Space Industry Association of Australia Australia
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