Hello World. Nice to meet you.




In Short: space lawyer currently serving as the executive director of a space, cyber, telecom law program at Nebraska Law, two wonderful and tiny humans call me mom, (slow) runner, frequent hair changer, reader of fantasy, scifi, romance, graphic novels, and whatever memoir is currently popular, tv lover, married to a chef who has cooked for Paul McCartney, but I was more excited about Cher.

Loves Social Media:
professional twitter: @spacecyberlaw
personal twitter: @pelto
personal instagram: @peltoinspace

Long Form: Elsbeth Magilton received her B.A., cum laude, from Doane College in 2008. She earned her J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law and received a concentration in Cyberlaw. Elsbeth also studied at the William and Mary College of Law Center for Legal and Court Technology in 2010. Her focus areas included  commercial space law and policy, cybercrime, electronic privacy, fourth amendment search and seizure issues, telecommunications and broadband policy, and electronic discovery issues. Elsbeth is admitted to practice law in the state of Nebraska and is member of the Nebraska  Bar Association, including the Military Law, Women and the Law, and Intellectual Property Law Sections.

Since September  of 2012 Elsbeth has been the Executive Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications law programs and the Global Legal Practice LL.M. at the University of Nebraska College of Law. There she oversees program development, program budgets, student relations, research projects, and thesis and dissertation proposals.

 In her free time Elsbeth enjoys being a mother to two young children, reading, running, Netflix binging, crafting, and indulging in being an all around internet junkie. Her hair will probably be different every time you see her.

If you or your group is seeking a speaker on space, cyber, or telecommunications law, international student development (or any related topic) you can learn more about my speaking history and press recognition on the recognition page.

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