Eilene M. Galloway was a pioneer in the fields of space law and policy. We endeavor annually to honor her legacy by coming together to share our knowledge and passion. The Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law (Symposium) has its roots in a 2006 conference and workshop organized by the Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL), Faculty of Law, McGill University and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) in cooperation with the Cologne Institute of Air and Space Law, the Leiden International Institute of Air and Space Law and the University of Mississippi National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law (Center). The topic of the inaugural event was: “The Conference and Workshop on the Policy and Law Relating to Outer Space Resources: Examples of the Moon, Mars, and Other Celestial Bodies,” and was a huge success.

Following the initial program, the IISL has held annually the Galloway Symposium, bringing together the brightest and most brilliant advocates in international space law.