About the Journal
The Journal of Air Law and Commerce, a quarterly publication of the School of Law, was founded at Northwestern University in 1930 and moved to SMU in 1961. The oldest scholarly periodical in the English language devoted primarily to the legal and economic problems affecting aviation and space, it has a worldwide circulation with more than 2,300 subscribers in 54 countries. Articles by distinguished lawyers, economists, government officials, and scholars deal with domestic and international problems of the airline industry, private aviation, and space, as well as general legal topics that have a significant impact on the area of aviation. Also included are student commentaries on a variety of topical issues, casenotes on recent decisions, book reviews, and editorial comments.
Air Law Symposium
In addition to publishing its quarterly issues, each spring, the Journal sponsors a Symposium devoted to aviation law and practice. The Symposium has gained a reputation as the leading forum for aviation law. Over thirty speakers present their papers at the two-day Dallas gathering, many of which are later published in JALC. Attendance at the Air Law Symposium has grown to over 500 attorneys, education, and insurance professionals worldwide. This year’s event promises to be an unforgettable educational experience. For more information on the upcoming Air Law Symposium as well as on-line registration information, please click here.