Courtney Hopkins Bailey, associate general counsel for the International Law Practice Group at NASA, will give a lecture at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law on Thursday, March 28.
The talk, which is free and open to the public, will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the student lounge on the second floor of Bowen Law School. It is hosted by the Bowen Chapter of The American Constitution Society.
Bailey, a native of Little Rock and 1984 graduate of Hall High School, will discuss her legal career and experience with international legal issues regarding space for NASA.
Prior to assuming responsibility for NASA’s international law practice, Bailey served a decade as the associate general counsel for NASA’s Commercial and Intellectual Property Law Practice Group. In that role, she oversaw NASA’s innovative use of funded Space Act Agreements to stimulate the commercial development of crew and cargo transportation services and was integral in the establishment of the International Space Station’s National Laboratory.
Additionally, she supported the retirement of the NASA Space Shuttle program, including the transfer of NASA’s retired shuttle orbiters to U.S. museums, where they will tell NASA’s story to future generations. She also assisted with the transition of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to a multi-user spaceport, including the transfer of NASA’s historic Pad 39A launch site for refurbishment to support commercial launch activities.
Bailey received her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. Before joining NASA, she specialized in transactions related to technology marketing and acquisition, commercialization of government-funded technology, and venture capital investments.