Air Law Symposium Information & Disclaimers (2018)



SYMPOSIUM INFORMATION:  Contact the SMU Air Law Symposium, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, P.O. Box 750116, Dallas, Texas 75275-0116; call (214) 768-2570, e-mail, or visit the website at

LOCATION:  The 53rd Annual SMU Air Law Symposium will be held at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas, 221 East Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, Texas 75039. Reservations may be made online or over the phone. For phone reservations, please call the hotel directly at 1-888-444-OMNI (6664) or (972) 556-0800. Be sure to identify yourself as a registrant for the SMU Air Law Symposium. Online reservations may be made at our group webpage reservation link, Reservations should be made prior to Tuesday, March 5, 2019. NO TRAVEL AGENTS PLEASE.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION:  Discounted rental car rates are available through Avis Rent-A-Car and Budget Rent-A-Car. The Avis Worldwide Discount Number assigned to the SMU Air Law Symposium is B136001. To receive discounted car rental rates, you may reach Avis directly at 1-800-331-1600, or visit The Budget Corporate Discount Number assigned to the SMU Air Law Symposium is U001650. To receive discounted car rental rates, you may reach Budget directly at 1-800-842-5628, or visit

AIR TRANSPORTATION:  To utilize the American Airlines Zone Fares Code (which provides set zone fares that are refundable, less $200), you must call the following number when making flight reservation: 1-800-433-1790. This line is open from 6a.m. to 12p.m. Central Standard Time. Give the following authorization number to the agent—A9539GI—as well as your departure location. The agent will then give you your zone fare, which is typically lower than the published fare. However, if your travel plan includes a Saturday night stayover, also ask for the published fare as it may be lower depending on your departure city. American Airline Zone Fares are only available for travel originating in the United States or Canada.

REGISTRATION FEES:  Early Registration is $395 per person. To secure this discounted rate, payment must be received in full by Friday, March 1, 2019. After March 1, 2019, the registration fee is $445 per person and is payable at or before the Symposium.

SPECIAL RATES:  As an incentive for first-time attendees, a special rate of $225 is offered. Government employees may register for $300 per person. The Student registration rate is $125 per person for non-SMU students. The Government and Student rates are restricted to full-time employees of state or federal government agencies and full-time students. Please select one of these rates when registering online or contact our office at (214) 768-2570 to register. 

All registration fees include the cost of all sessions of the Symposium, one set of Symposium materials, both luncheons, both continental breakfasts, all coffee breaks, all cocktail receptions, and a one-year subscription to the Journal of Air Law and Commerce.

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY:  Registrants holding letters of credit should contact our offices at 214-768-2570 to register. Registrants needing to cancel an existing registration must contact our office at 214-768-2570 or email Up until March 15, 2019, a full refund of the registration fee paid will be given and no materials will be sent. After March 15, 2019, registrants who cancel their registration and do not attend the Symposium will receive a refund in the amount of the fee paid less $150 for the cost of materials and administrative expenses. The link to the online materials will be sent to you after the event.

CLE ACCREDITATION:  The 53rd Annual SMU Air Law Symposium provides registrants with continuing legal education credits suitable to meet various states’ mandatory continuing legal education requirements. Registrants wishing certification of their attendance to be sent to the appropriate boards MUST SIGN IN at the CLE Information Desk at registration for all sessions attended and provide all information needed for certification. Depending on each state bar, generally 8 to 10 hours of CLE credit are awarded for attending the Symposium. For CLE information, please e-mail Ellen Heighten and Amy Steurer at

COURSE MATERIALS:  Each registrant receives a link to our course materials as a part of the registration fee. You may also choose to receive the materials in hard copy for no additional cost. Please select that option when registering on our online registration page. Symposium attendees may purchase additional copies of course materials at the Symposium for $100. You may order an extra set on our online registration page (please select purchasing option following registrant information). Those unable to attend the Symposium may order the course materials separately for $100, which includes shipping and handling. Please go to our website, and click on “Register”. There will be an option to purchase the course materials there. You may also call (214) 768-2570 or email to order.

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