Strangely, people were a little underprepared for how dangerous "MMA but with weapons" turned out to be. Strict rules were drawn up to contain what immediately became the league's most violent competitions. No groin attacks, neck attacks, or arm locks are allowed. Neither is thrusting at an opponent with your sword. Actually, the safety advisors would have preferred they not use swords at all, but the league made it clear that the use of swords in their sword-based tournaments was "non-negotiable."
Maybe you were one of those kids who just answered "Space!" when some adult asked what you wanted to do when you grew up. It didn't matter what you did, really, just where you got to do it. Space soldier. Space doctor. Space pirate. Whatever. But then people kept telling you to grow up and pick a serious career. Well now you can have your moon-pie and eat it too, because law schools are turning out their first crop of for-real space lawyers. Lawyers! In! Space!
BBCThey already have space helmet hair.
Nearly 60 years after we first launched a satellite outside of the Earth's atmosphere, the first space businesses are being formed, from asteroid mining to orbiting hotels (and we've never been so happy to write a sentence). Of course, since we can't just let space businesses do whatever we want, lest the Universe gradually turns into Cowboy Bebop, the countries of the world have started developing space law. One such space lawyer traversing the final legal frontier is Sagi Kfir, who acts as legal counsel for an asteroid mining company, trying to determine the answers to legal questions that nobody has ever thought to ask before, such as "Does an asteroid mining company own the materials it gathers from an asteroid?" That problem was settled in the 2015 U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, but what happens if there's an industrial accident on the asteroid? Who is liable if acid-blooded aliens swarm out of its depths and kill everyone?
SWFoundation"In space, no one can hear your worker's comp claim."