WMU-Cooley Law School’s Homeland and National Security Law Review hosted, along with national drone experts, a virtual Drone Law Symposium on Nov. 10, 2021. The speakers discussed various legal issues involved with the use and operations of small drones known as small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).
Topics discussed included privacy issues, pilot liability and the Counter UAS Law, which is designed to protect the safety and efficiency of the nation’s airspace. The event was moderated by WMU-Cooley Homeland and National Security Law LL.M. candidate Kati Komorosky. Presenters and their areas of expertise include Gary Watson, Fortem Technology, sUAS Threats and Countermeasures; Kathryn Rattigan, Robinson & Cole LLP, Data Privacy and sUAS; Rick Conklin, Reeder, Platcha & Murphy, sUAS Pilot Legal Concerns; and Colin W. Maquire, professor of Homeland and National Security Law Programs, Counter UAS Act.
The symposium was held in conjunction with WMU-Cooley Law School’s Homeland and National Security Emergency Response and Education Association.