May 30, 2012
An Interview with Brendan Cohen
Brendan Cohen is a second-year student at the law school. Originally from the town of Hanover, in New Hampshire, he did his undergraduate work at Yale, where he majored in both Astronomy and the History of Science. Upon graduating, he moved to Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and began teaching high-school physics at The Hill School. A year later, he returned to New Hampshire to teach Astronomy, Conceptual Physics, and the History of Science at St. Paul’s School in Concord. Since arriving at Stanford Law in 2010, he has been able to nurture and pursue his long-held interest in International Space Law. He spent last summer working in Vienna at the U.N.’s Office for Outer Space Affairs. Then, last quarter, he completed an externship at NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field. He talks to us about his work with these organizations, the history of Space Law, and the future of the international governance of outer space.