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Cleveland State University Faculty




J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Ph.D., Brown University

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles



Mark Sundahl is a professor at CSU College of Law, where he teaches International Business Transactions, Commercial Law, Space Law and Ancient Athenian Law. Sundahl is a leading expert on the law of outer space and focuses primarily on the business, legal and policy issues arising from the recent increase in private space activity. He has lectured around the world on space law, and his writings have appeared in leading academic journals. He currently serves as a member of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC), which advises the Federal Aviation Administration regarding new regulations governing private space activity. He is also a member (and former Assistant Secretary) of the International Institute of Space Law (headquartered in Paris) and was a member of the UNIDROIT working group that was charged with drafting a new international treaty on the finance of satellites and other space assets — the Space Assets Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment.

In addition to his work in space law, Sundahl has published and lectured in the field of ancient Greek law. He is the co-editor of NOMOI, the online bibliography of scholarship on ancient Greek law, which was published in hard copy in 2011 under the title “A New Working Bibliography of Ancient Greek Law” (7th to 4th Centuries B.C.).

Sundahl holds a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Ph.D. in Classics from Brown University. Prior to joining the faculty at CSU, he was an associate in the International Transactions Group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in San Francisco. He currently serves as Of Counsel to the Law Offices of Jon P. Yormick Co., L.P.A.