Jason Lorenzon, JD, ATP Earns Aviation Law Certification
Lorenzon is one of forty-six attorneys in the United States with an aviation law specialization. “Professor Lorenzon is one of those truly unique individuals who is a brilliant visionary while also being incredibly humble. We are so very fortunate here at Kent State to have his expertise in educating the next generation of aeronautics professionals,” said Christina L. Bloebaum, Ph.D., dean and professor. “Professor Lorenzon’s broad understanding of the aeronautics field, coupled with his in-depth expertise in aviation law enables him to create and launch unique programs that are relevant today while providing the groundwork for tomorrow’s solutions.”
Lorenzon had a successful year despite the challenges associated with the global pandemic. His accomplishments include:
- Appointed as Chair of the Aviation Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association;
- Planned an incredibly successful Safety Symposium featuring keynote speaker, Bruce Landsberg, Vice Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board;
- Hosted Kent State University’s first Dronavation: The Kent State UAS Experience; and
- Spearheaded the successful recognition of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Collegiate Training Initiative program (UAS-CTI), which is selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
First, and foremost, Lorenzon serves his students. He teaches Aviation Law, Aviation Security and Policy and periodically instructs Professional Pilot majors at the Kent State Airport. His love of teaching aviation law and policy caused him to be the driving force behind the Aviation Law and Policy minor, which was added to the CAE program offerings in Fall 2020. This distinct curriculum coupled with specialized instruction means our students are educated beyond the industry standard.
This Aviation Law and Policy minor enhances the student learning experience from a multitude of disciplines (aeronautics, engineering, business, pre-law, etc.), and prepares students to affect change in the air transportation industry from a variety of career fields. One way students can be prepared to learn is from the new research, learning and collaborative spaces offered by the Aeronautics and Engineering Building Expansion set to break ground in October 2021.
The College of Aeronautics and Engineering Building Expansion Groundbreaking Ceremony will be held on Friday, Oct. 1 at 3:30 p.m. at the Kent State University Aeronautics and Engineering Building (1400 Lefton Esplanade, Kent, Ohio 44242). This exciting building expansion project will result in 80 percent more space to accommodate students in our growing programs, including an atrium that soars over two stories and will be used for indoor, year-round UAV research and training. Building tours and refreshments will immediately follow the program.
For more information about the Groundbreaking Ceremony and to RSVP, please visit www.kent.edu/CAEgroundbreaking or contact Alyssa Robinson, M.Ed., director of strategic communications and external engagement, College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State University.
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