Description: This course is intended as an introduction to aviation law. The course will cover the basic legal framework of aviation law including international treaties, federal statutes, regulations as well as state and federal tort law and choice of law issues relating to aviation accident litigation. Related topics will include aviation insurance, airport land use, aircraft ownership and aviation accident investigation and reconstruction. The course will include lectures from a variety of practicing attorneys who are members of the Aviation Section of the Oregon State Bar. The grade will be based on class participation and a final paper.
The American Bar Association accreditation standards require students to regularly attend the courses in which they are registered. Lewis & Clark expects students to attend classes regularly and to prepare for classes conscientiously. Specific attendance requirements may vary from course to course. Any attendance guidelines for a given class must be provided to students in a syllabus or other written document at the start of the semester. Sanctions (e.g., required withdrawal from the course, grade adjustment, and/or a failing grade) will be imposed for poor attendance.