Scott Benjamyn Ian

Expert in international air and space law, LL.M.
Cologne (Germany)
Скотт Бенджамин


From 2007 to 2011 – LL.B. (Hons.) in Law with European Legal Studies, University of Kent. Grade: 2.1

From 2009 to 2010 – Erasmus Year Abroad, University of Amsterdam. Grade: Distinction

From 2011 to 2013 – LL.M. in International Commercial Law, University of Kent. Grade: Distinction

From 2013 to 2014 – LL.M. (Adv.) in Air and Space Law, Leiden University. Grade: Cum Laude

From 2016 till present – PH.D. in Aviation Cybersecurity, University of Cologne. Grade: Pending

Teaching activity: 

From May 2015 to present – Legal Advisor at Institute for Air and Space Law, University of Cologne.


In May 2013 – London Institute of Space Policy and Law’s Space Law Certificate Course.

In Jan 2014 – Elected class president for the Air and Space Law LLM (Adv.) at Leiden University.

In May 2014 – Finalist in the Manfred Lachs International Space Moot Competition (Europe).

In Jun 2014 – Irish Law Society Certificate in An Introduction to Aviation Leasing and Finance.

In Nov 2014 – 2nd place winner of the European Air Law Association’s (EALA) annual essay prize.

In Nov 2014 – Member of the International Board of Review for the 6th SARIN International Air Law Moot Competition (China).

In May 2015 – Irish Law Society Certificate in Technology Law.

In Nov 2015 – Member of the International Board of Review for the 7th SARIN International Air Law Moot Competition (Indonesia).

In Feb 2016 – Open University Certificate in Introduction to Cyber Security.

Scott B.I. Editor and Author, The Law of Unmanned Aircraft Systems: An Introduction into the Current and Future Regulation of UAS under National, Regional and International Law, (Kluwer Law International, 2016).
Scott B.I. International Suborbital Passenger Transportation: An Analysis of the Current Legal Situation of Transit and Traffic Rights and its Appropriate Regulation’, 14(2) Issues in Aviation Law & Policy 277-311 (2015).
Scott B.I. Key Provisions in Current Aviation Law, in Bart Custers, The Future of Drone Use Technologies, Opportunities and Privacy Issues, (Asser Press, 2016).
Scott B.I. Regional Aviation Safety, in Pablo Mendes de Leon, An Introduction to Air Law (Kluwer Law International, 2017).
Scott B.I. Roadable Aircraft: An Analysis of the Current Legal Environment, 40(3) Air & Space Law 255-269 (2015).
Scott B.I. The First UK Conviction for the Illegal Use of an Unmanned Aircraft and How it Can Help Improve Regulations within the EU, 4(1) The Aviation & Space Journal 11-22 (2015).
Scott B.I. The Regulation of Personal Injuries in International Carriage by Suborbital Vehicles under Air Law, 3(2) The Aviation & Space Journal 20-32 (2014).
Scott B.I., Mendes de Leon P. An Analysis of Unmanned Aircraft Systems under Air Law, in Aleš Završnik, Drones & Unmanned Aerial Systems: Legal & Social Implications for Security & Surveillance, (Springer, 2016).
Scott B.I., Trimarchi A. Cybersecurity and Extraordinary Circumstances under Regulation 261/2004, (pending).
Trimarchi A., Scott. B.I. The Digital Aviation Industry: A Balancing Act between Cybersecurity and European Consumer Protection, Air & Space Law 42(5) (2017).