Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

John Cobb Cooper, Jr. (18.9.1887 – 22.7.1967)

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

John Cobb Cooper, founder and the first director of the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, was an exceptionally visionary educationalist whose immense intellectual contribution to the development of air and space law makes him undoubtedly the world's leading pioneer in this field. This chapter highlights a few of his key contributions mainly in the area of space law. In order to provide some background, the chapter starts with a brief introduction to Cooper's personal life and his relevant professional activities in the field of air and space law including his own formulation of certain basic concepts relating to sovereignty and flight. Cooper's postulation of the fundamental legal principle of freedom in outer space was based on several historical, legal, and technical and scientific considerations.

Keywords: John Cobb Cooper; McGill University; Montreal; outer space; space law



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Pioneers of Space Law — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation