General Information

2023 - 57th Annual Air Law Symposium

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.

LOCATION: The 57th Annual SMU Air Law Symposium will be held both in-person and virtually! The in-person event will be held at the Omni Las Colinas, 221 East Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039. Virtual attendees will receive a dedicated link to the conference shortly before the symposium. There will be separate links for each day of the conference that will be sent to the email you use to register. A block of hotel rooms at symposium special rates have been arranged at the Omni Las Colinas and may be reserved at registration or using this link. The rooms at special rates are only available until 5:00 p.m. C.S.T. on March 7, 2023 or until all the rooms are booked.

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 D105540. To receive discounted car rental rates, you may book online as usual and enter our code under the “Discount Code” section or reach Avis directly at 1-800-331-1600. The Budget Corporate Discount Number assigned to the SMU Air Law Symposium is B197864. To receive discounted car rental rates, you may book online as usual and put our code under the “Offer Code” section or reach Budget directly at 1-800-314-3932.

REGISTRATION FEES: Early Registration for our virtual event is $395 per person. To secure this discounted rate, payment must be received in full by Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Registrations can be done at this link or by check (made payable to the “SMU Air Law Symposium”) that are mailed to our office. If paying via check, please call 214-768-2570 for the form to accompany your check.

After February 28, 2023, the registration fee is $445 per person. Online registration ends March 26, 2023, however attendees can register at the door.

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 you can send a check and registration form (call 214-768-2570 for form) to our office address.

All registration fees include the cost of all sessions of the Symposium, one set of Symposium materials, 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, 2023, a full refund of the registration fee paid will be given and no materials will be sent. After March 15, 2023, 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 57th Annual SMU Air Law Symposium provides registrants with continuing legal education credits suitable to meet various states’ mandatory continuing legal education requirements. Depending on each state bar, generally 8 to 10 hours of CLE credit are awarded for attending the Symposium. 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. CLE hours will be tracked for each virtual attendee via the dedicated link that is sent to you to sign into the event. This dedicated link will identify each attendee by the email address on your registration form, so please log in and out using that email address. For CLE information, please email our CLE editor at

COURSE MATERIALS: Each registrant will receive one set of course materials as a part of the registration fee. Those wanting extra copies or those are unable to attend the Symposium may purchase copies of the course materials for $100 which includes shipping and handling. Please go to our registration page, click on “Register”, and there will be an option to purchase the course materials there. You may also email or call (214) 768-2570 to order.