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Benjamyn Scott

Assistant Professor

Dr. B.I. Scott
+31 71 527 8837

Dr Benjamyn I. Scott is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Air and Space Law, and at eLaw – Center for Law and Digital Technologies.

More information about Benjamyn Scott

Benjamyn I. Scott holds an LLB (Hons) in Law with EU Legal Studies from the University of Kent and the University of Amsterdam, an LLM in International Commercial Law with a focus on space law from the University of Kent (distinction), an LLM (Adv.) in Air and Space Law from Leiden University (cum laude), and a PhD in Law from the University of Cologne (magna cum laude). Dr Scott’s PhD thesis explored the regulatory approach taken at a European and international level to aviation cybersecurity. The thesis was later published under the title Aviation Cybersecurity: Regulatory Approach in the European Union (Eleven, 2019). 

Dr Scott has a strong background in developing and emerging technologies, where he has concentrated on unmanned aircraft systems (remotely piloted and autonomously flown), urban air mobility (eVTOL, societal acceptance and multimodality), cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and unmanned traffic management. Here, Dr Scott has supported different stakeholder groups, presented at conferences, published journal articles and books, and lectured at different universities around the world. 

Dr Scott has held numerous positions in the aviation sector. Immediately prior to joining Leiden University, Dr Scott was the Air Traffic Management (ATM) and New Technologies Manager at AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD), which represents around 3,000 European aerospace manufacturers. Prior to working at ASD, Dr Scott was a Research Associate at the Institute for Air Law, Space Law and Cyber Law at the University of Cologne and a Junior Legal Advisor at the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Publiekrecht
  • Lucht- en Ruimterecht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B1.29


  • AEROHELP Expert in International Air and Space Law
  • Air & Space Law Journal Member of the Board of Editors
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