Visiting Professor of Law
- SJD, University of Michigan
- LLM, University of Michigan
- JD, University of Michigan
- BA, University of Chicago
Areas of Expertise
Professor Schaefer teaches international law, international trade law, international business transactions, space law, cyber law, and foreign relations law.
Schaefer served in the National Security Council (White House) as a director in the International Economic Affairs Office and also worked as consultant to the National Governor’s Association and several state governors during the legislative approval and implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the World Trade Organization agreements. He is the Law Alumni Professor of Law and Director of the Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law Program at the University of Nebraska College of Law.
Honors and Affiliations
Schaefer received his JD (magna cum laude), LLM and SJD from the University of Michigan where he received the William W. Bishop, Jr. Award for performance with distinction in the field of international law. He is a frequent speaker at U.S. law schools and international conferences on space and cyber law topics. Schaefer has directed the nation’s first space, cyber and telecommunications law LLM program since its creation in 2006, administering a $1.71-million NASA grant and establishing the curriculum and a remote learning executive version of the degree.
Schaefer's publications include "Lenses Through Which to View, Assess and Guide the Degree of Formalism in Space Regulation" in 51st Colloquia of the International Institute of Space Law (2008) and "Ensuring that Regional Trade Agreements Complement the WTO System: US Unilateralism a Supplement to WTO Initiatives?" in 10 Journal of International Economic Law (2007).