The National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law Mourns the Loss of Gretchen Jeanette Harris

January 28, 2010 at 10:22 am | Posted in NCRSASL News | Leave a comment

By Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz with the NCRSASL faculty, staff, and students.

It is with great sadness that the we are informing the space law community of the sudden loss of Ms. Gretchen Jeanette Harris, a 2009 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law and and member of the second place team in the 2009 North American Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition. Her team mates attribute their winning the 2009 Best Brief award to Ms. Harris’ work. Ms. Harris was a superb student, finishing at the top of her class, a member of law review, an editor on the Journal of Space Law, and an excellent moot court competitor. She was a multifaceted, artistic, energetic young woman. In addition to law, her interests ranged from weaving, organizing benefits, and financial advising. Ms. Harris worked hard on fundraising events to help her town, Pass Christian, MS, recover from Hurricane Katrina.  Just last week, I recommended her to the State of Missouri Bar Examiners and she was at the beginning of what would have been a very promising career. She was a good friend and colleague to all of us at the Center. She will be missed.


The University of Mississippi Team places Second and wins Best Brief at the 2009 Manfred Lachs Space Moot Court Event – Nicolas Welly (far left), Prof. Gabrynowicz (left), Jason Crook (center), Gretchen Harris (right), and Prof. Blount (far right).

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