Kicking off season 2 with space law, a new field in the space sector that is constantly growing and evolving. In this episode, we hear from space law and human rights advocate AJ Link about the subjects on how we can build a diverse and accessible community in space, and ensure everyone is treated equally and we don't fall back on a colonial system.

Our guest AJ Link (he/him) received his JD from The George Washington University Law School. His studies focused extensively on disability law, international human rights, and space law. AJ has been actively involved with disability advocacy in the Washington, DC area and nationally within the United States.

AJ was awarded the Michael Dillon Cooley Memorial Award by his graduating class for his compassion and humanity in serving his fellow students. He serves on several advisory boards that focus on disability advocacy and social justice. AJ is openly autistic. He was a 2020 Disability:IN NextGen Leader and was inducted into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.

AJ is currently pursuing an LL.M in Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law, while also chairing The Center for Air and Space Law Task Force on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Aerospace and a Senior Editor of the Journal of Space Law. He works as a research director for the Jus Ad Astra project and serves as co-president of the National Disabled Law Students Association, which he co-founded.

To learn more about AJ's work, you can find him on LinkedIn and on Instagram @knilirabaj

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Host and creator: Gavin Tolometti

Music Credit: https://www.purple-planet.com

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