P.J. Blount

Research Counsel P.J. Blount
  • Name: P.J. Blount
  • Position: Research Counsel, National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law and Instructor of Law
  • Phone: +1 (662) 915 1730
  • Email: pjblount@olemiss.edu
  • Address:
    The University of Mississippi School of Law,
    P.O. Box 1848 Robert C. Khayat Law Center, RM 1062,
    University, MS 38677
  • Networks: SSRN

B.A., A.B.J. University of Georgia; J.D., University of Mississippi; LL.M., King’s College London. Mr. Blount is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the International Institute of Space Law, and the ABA Forum on Air and Space Law.

Before joining the Center, Blount completed his LL.M. at King’s College in London, where he wrote his thesis on the topic of Jurisdiction in Outer Space. He also served as a student editor on the Journal of Space Law while pursuing his J.D. at the University of Mississippi.

Blount's current research focuses on legal issues of space security, and he currently teaches space security law.

  • Developments in Space Security and Their Legal Implications, 44/2 Law/Technology 18 (2011).
  • International Cooperation: The Key to Space Security, Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2010 (Forthcoming 2011).
  • Report, Fourth Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law: International Cooperation for Peaceful Purposes, Proceedings of the 52nd Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space (2009).
  • If You Legislate It They Will Come: Using Incentive Based Legislation to Attract the Commercial Space Industry, Air & Space Lawyer, v. 22/3 (2009).
  • Limits on Space Weapons: Incorporating the Law of War into the Corpus Juris Spatialis, Proceedings of the 51st Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space (2009).
  • Informed Consent v. ITAR: Regulatory Conflicts That Could Constrain Commercial Human Space Flight, Acta Astronautica, v. 61 (2009)
  • The ITAR Treaty and Its Implications for U.S. Space Exploration Policy and the Commercial Space Industry, 73 Journal of Air Law and Commerce 705 (2008).
  • Jurisdiction in Outer Space: Challenges of Private Individuals in Outer Space, 33 Journal of Space Law 299 (2007).