Andrew G. Haley
Andrew G. Haley (born November 19, 1904, Tacoma, Washington died 1966) was an American lawyer. He has been described as the world’s first practitioner of space law. Haley coined the term Metalaw, which refers to a field of legal thought now closely related to the scientific Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).
In 1928, Haley earned his LLB from Georgetown University Law School and later earned a BA from George Washington University.
In addition to being a lawyer, Haley became an expert in rocket propulsion and was an early rocket propulsion entrepreneur and founder of Aerojet Engineering Corporation (later Aerojet).
Haley died in 1966.
- Daniel Lang and Brendan Gill, The Talk of the Town, “Metalaw,” The New Yorker, December 29, 1956, p. 19
- Andrew G. Haley, Space law and Metalaw – A Synoptic View, Harvard Law Record 23 (November 8, 1956)
- Andrew G. Haley, Space Law and Government, Appleton Century Crofts, New York, 1963
- Ernst Fasan, Relations with Alien Intelligences: The Scientific Basis of Metalaw, Berlin Verlag, Berlin, 1970
- International Space Hall of Fame
- A Short Biography of Andrew G. Haley, by Adam Chase Korbitz
- Metalaw and SETI
- Andrew G. Haley papers, 1939-1967 (Smithsonian Institution, National Air & Space Museum Archives)
- Introduction to the Andrew Gallagher Haley Archive at the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law