Joel Lisk

Joel Lisk

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Mr Joel Lisk is Research Associate (Space Law) in the Jeff Bleich Centre for the US Alliance in Digital Technology, Security and Governance within Flinders University’s College of Government, Business and Law. Joel work nearly exclusively on law and policy matters associated with commercial and other non-governmental uses of outer space.

Joel's research includes examining how nations design legislative frameworks for space activities, how the policy and legal settings impact on the ability to effective utilise space, and how 'terrestrial' laws can impact upon space activities Joel has also presented at numerous domestic and international conferences on the topic of legislative compliance and regulatory burdens in the commercial space sector and published technical and broad-audience commentaries on Australian and foreign domestic space law issues.

Joel is also a PhD Candidate researching how nations legislate for commercial activities in outer space. 

Joel was recently an Associate at a national mid-tier law firm where he advised corporate clients on a range of matters within highly regulated industry sectors including space, drones and civil aviation, competition and anti-trust, import and technology controls, data privacy and consumer protection. Joel still works with stakeholders in the legal sector to further the professions understanding of how law applies to space and ensure that lawyers are capable of providing accuate, timely and efficient advice to clients. Joel is regularly called upon to provide ad hoc advice or assistance across a range of matters.

Mr Lisk is also a Director of the Space Law Council of Australia and New Zealand Ltd – a not for profit, advancing education charity specialising in space law and policy.

Education/Academic qualification

Award Date: 31 Jul 2019

Bachelor (Honours), University of Adelaide


Award Date: 31 Dec 2018

Bachelor of Science, University of Adelaide


Award Date: 31 Dec 2018

External positions

Director and Secretary, Space Law Council of Australia and New Zealand

Aug 2019 → …


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