Elected: 2019
Discipline: Philosophy, Theology and Law
Professor Lesley Jane Smith CorrFRSE

Solicitor and Partner, Weber-Steinhaus & Smith.

Professor Lesley Jane Smith, University of Edinburgh graduate and solicitor, is Professor of International Economic Law, Leuphana University of Lüneburg and partner in Weber-Steinhaus & Smith, Bremen. She is an expert in the field of space law and space policy and advisor to national and international stakeholders, publishing on commercial aspects of space operations. A member of the International Academy of Astronautics, she contributes to the regulatory dialogue on issues such as debris and space traffic management. She is Director of the International Institute of Space Law and current General Counsel of the International Astronautical Federation, Paris. She is married with three adult children.