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.
Current Issue: Volume 81, Issue 4 (2016)
The Ultimate High Ground—U.S. Intersector Cooperation in Outer SpaceC. Brandon Halstead595
Aviation Insurance: Coverage, Claims, and ControversiesPamela C. Hicks611
Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t: The Expansion of Tort Liability to Airport Owners and Operators Who Regulate Airline and Vendor OperationsCaryn Geraghty Jorgensen and Hunter G. Jeffers631
Moving Toward Cape Town Confidence: A Proposal to Amend the Chicago Convention’s Annex 7 and Bolster Reliance on the Cape Town Convention’s Aircraft De-Registration ProvisionsLawrence Dillon King III655