Air Law Symposium Information & Disclaimers (2017)



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 51st 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 are coming soon. Reservations should be made prior to Wednesday, March 1, 2017. NO TRAVEL AGENTS PLEASE.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION:  Avis Rent-A-Car is the official provider of car rental needs for our Symposium attendees. The Avis Worldwide Discount Number assigned to the SMU Air Law Symposium is D105540. To receive discounted car rental rates, you may reach Avis directly at 1-800-331-1600.


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—9436BF—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.

REGISTRATION FEES:      Early Registration is $395 per person. To secure this discounted rate, payment must be received in full by Friday, March 3, 2017. After March 4, 2017, the registration fee is $445 per person and is payable at or before the Symposium. As an incentive to first-time attendees, a special rate of $225 is offered. To take advantage of this rate, please call (214) 768-2570. You must contact our office to register as a first-time attendee.
The Government registration fee is $300 per person, payable at or before the Symposium. The Student registration rate is $125 per person, payable at or before the Symposium. The Government and Student rates are restricted to full-time employees of state or federal government agencies and full-time students. Requests for these rates must be made on government or school letterhead. Please contact our office at (214) 768-2570 to register. Online registration is not available for special rates.
The registration fee includes 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 (Student rate does not include Journal subscription).

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY:      Registrants who cancel their registration and do not attend the Symposium will receive the Symposium materials via U.S. mail following the Symposium. These registrants will also receive a letter entitling them to a credit to be used when registering for a future Symposium. The credit will be in the amount of the registration fee paid, less $150 for the cost of materials and administrative expenses. Registrants must present the letter prior to a future registration in order to redeem the credit. The Symposium assumes no responsibility for maintaining records of cancellations or credited sums.

CLE ACCREDITATION:    The 50th 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 Hannah Mason or Sarah-Michelle Stearns at
COURSE MATERIALS:      Each registrant receives all course materials (hard copy and computer disk) as a part of the registration fee. You may also opt to receive the CD only (see “Registration Form”). Symposium attendees may purchase additional copies of course materials at the Symposium for $100. Those unable to attend the Symposium may order the course materials separately for $100, which includes shipping and handling.


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