Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW9059
    Sched. No.: 114821070

Airline Industry and Aviation Law*
Section 1A
Kirstein, David M.
Stone, Thatcher A.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):F, 1600-1810 (WB121)
S, 0900-1110 (WB121)

Credits:3Type:A weekend
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**
Current Enrollment:2 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**

Course Description:

NOTE: This A weekend course meets on August 29; September 5, 6, 19, 20; October 3, 4, 17, 18, 31; November 1, and 15.

The airlines – the industry everyone loves to hate – are subject to a web of domestic laws and regulations as well as international agreements. They are significantly buffeted by events beyond their control – every $1 increase in the price of crude oil adds hundreds of millions of dollars to their costs. The course will use the text Aviation Law Cases, Laws and Related Sources and will look at how the airline industry interacts with customers, airports, other airlines and the U.S. and foreign governments within a legal environment defined by treaties, statutes and regulations. Why do global alliances exist? Should passengers have to pay extra to check a bag? Are airlines engaged in collusion when they reduce all capacity at about the same time? Why is my remedy different if I lose a bag while traveling from New York to Paris than if I lose the bag going from New York to Los Angeles? Who should handle airport security – the federal government or private contractors hired by the airports? Why is airline labor law special? We will explore the legal and policy issues facing a complex industry that contributes almost $1 trillion to U.S. GDP or 5.2 percent and directly or indirectly provides for over 10 million jobs.

COURSE REQUIREMENT: A substantial research paper on a topic approved by the instructors

This course is on the approved upper-level writing requirement course list.