FAA Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker to deliver keynote at 2014 SMU Air Law Symposium, April 3-4

2014 SMU Air Law SymposiumFederal Aviation Administration Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker will be keynote speaker at the 48th annual SMU Air Law Symposium sponsored by the University’s Dedman School of Law and Journal of Air Law and Commerce. The two-day event will be at the Omni Mandalay Hotel Las Colinas.

More than 500 aviation lawyers and industry experts are expected to attend the symposium, the world’s oldest and largest annual aviation law conference.

Discussions on how current issues are changing the aviation landscape will include:

  • Recent Developments in Aviation Law
    Jared L. Watkins, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP
    Thursday, 8:45 a.m.
  • Delivering the Benefits of NextGen Now
    Michael G. Whitaker, FAA
    Thursday, 1:05 p.m.
  • Drones: The Good, the Bad, and What About the Ethics?
    Elaine D. Solomon, Blank Rome LLP
    Thursday, 3:25 p.m.
  • Recent Developments in Professional Responsibility: 10 Ethics Opinions in 30 Minutes
    William J. Bridge, SMU Dedman School of Law
    Friday, 1:55 p.m.

For a complete schedule and registration details, visit the SMU Law Review website. For more information, call (214) 768-2570.

Written by Denise Gee

2010 Air Law Symposium focuses on aviation liability

Runway accidentThe Journal of Air Law and Commerce published by SMU’s Dedman School of Law will focus on a host of liability issues facing the aviation industry during its 44th annual Air Law Symposium Feb. 25-26 at the Hotel InterContinental, 15201 Dallas Parkway, Addison, Texas.

The SMU symposium, sponsored by the Journal, is the oldest and one of the largest of its kind. Nearly 500 people attended last year’s symposium, which is targeted to attorneys specializing in aviation law, federal government safety officials, aviation engineers and manufacturers, and airline executives.

The Feb. 26 lunch will feature The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, offering insight on effective and ineffective courtroom advocacy drawn from her 10 years as a federal Judge.

Other symposium sessions include presentations on the following topics:

  • Developments in the Legal Standards and Competition Analysis of International Aviation Alliances, presented by Gary F. Kennedy, general counsel for American Airlines
  • Trial Practices, a three-member National Transportation Safety Board panel discussion
  • Developing, Presenting, and Objecting to New Generation Weather Graphics
  • Aviation Claims in the Second Decade, an insurance panel
  • Defending a Lawsuit in France
  • Federal Aviation Administration Principles and Practice: The Balancing of Competing Priorities
  • Recent Developments in Aviation Law

The symposium registration fee is $445 per person, and on-site registration is available. Students may attend for $125. There is also a reduced first-time attendee fee of $225 available by calling the symposium office at 214-768-2570.

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