Joel Lisk
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Research Biography

Mr Joel Lisk is a Research Associate - Space and Regulation at Flinders University.

Joel principally researches the laws applicable to private and commercial activities in new operating domains with a particular focus on the use of outer space. Joel’s main research focuses on how domestic laws are designed and their consequential impacts on commercial activities.

Joel is a qualified lawyer, having previously worked in the areas of consumer and competition law, privacy and data, not-for-profits, and complex regulatory regimes. Joel continues to provide advice in these areas. Joel is also the Secretary of the Space Law Council of Australia and New Zealand.

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.

Education/Academic qualification

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Award Date: 31 Jul 2019

Bachelor (Honours), Law, University of Adelaide


Award Date: 31 Dec 2018

Bachelor of Science, (Biochemistry and Genetics), University of Adelaide


Award Date: 31 Dec 2018

External positions

Company Secretary, Space Law Council of Australia and New Zealand

Sept 2022 → …

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

Aug 2019Sept 2022

Research Areas

  • Law


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