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The Wicks Group partner Roncevert Almond has been appointed to the faculty of Georgetown University Law Center as an adjunct professor of law. Professor Almond will be teaching “National Security and International Aviation Law” to Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M) students.
Professor Almond’s coursework will cover the principles of international law governing aviation, especially those involving critical issues affecting national security. Students will develop an understanding of the international aviation legal regime and an overall appreciation for U.S. aviation law and policy regarding national security issues. Topics include international organizations, such as the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), international dispute resolution mechanisms, international treaty obligations and government oversight responsibilities, air transport agreements, navigation and overflight rights, regulation of international airspace, airspace zones and military enforcement activities, the concept of civil and state aircraft, unmanned aircraft operations (drones), economic sanctions, and airport security and border control. He will also teach on the intersection of international aviation law with related regimes governing oceans and space.
“I look forward to teaching at Georgetown, which is among the world’s ranks top ranked law schools, known for its academic rigor and depth, particularly in relation to international law,” added Professor Almond. “Even as I aim to leverage my legal experience and background in the classroom, I recognize that I will likely learn as much from my students as they do from me.”
He is well-positioned for his new post at the law school, which dates back to 1870. In addition to his federal regulatory practice in Washington, Professor Almond has assisted countries across the globe with developing legislation, regulations, policies and technical guidance consistent with international standards. Whether serving as an expert at the United Nations or in assisting bodies like the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Professor Almond is regarded as a leading practitioner in the field.
Professor Almond has also written extensively on international law and national security matters. He is a contributor to The Diplomat and has published work in prominent academic journals, including at Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Virginia, and Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Additionally, he serves on the Editorial Board of the Air and Space Lawyer and is a contributing author to Aviation Regulation in the United States (2014), a treatise on U.S. aviation law and related international regimes.