The International Institute of Air and Space Law, founded in 1985, is one of the leading international academic research and teaching institutes in the world, specialising in legal and policy issues regarding aviation and space activities in the broadest sense of the word. Its objective is to contribute to the development of aviation and space law and related policy by conducting and promoting research and teaching at the (post-) graduate level. The Institute forms an integral part of Leiden Law School. It organises a one-year specialised masters programme (LLM) in air and space law which attracts students from all over the world. It also has undergraduate courses and supervises PhD research in air and space law.
The Institute undertakes contract research for national and international bodies on a variety of aviation and space related legal issues.