2017 Attendance Planning

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Meeting Registration

Registration for the 2017 Meeting is now open. All participants must register by the March 24, 2017 deadline.

No membership pricing at International Meetings.

Registration fees are determined by your country of permanent residence and its income level listing with the World Bank.

Click here to see your pricing income level

(Feb 1 - Feb 28)
(Mar 1 - May 4)
(May 5 - onsite)
Level 1 $310 $340 $370
Level 2 $200 $225 $250
Level 3 $150 $170 $190
Student $115 $115 $130

Refunds: 50% until April 1, no refunds after April 1

To Register:

Please note that the registration system is a different system than the abstract submission system so your abstract submission login may not work for registration.

  1. Login to your LSA Account (if you already have an account, please do not create a second account, use the "Forgot your Password" link if you do not remember your password. If you have never had an LSA account, use the New Visitor Registration link to create your account).
  2. Once logged in, select Dues and Donations from the left menu.
  3. Select the Mexico City Meeting and follow the instructions.


Airline Discounts

2017 United, Air Canada, Austrian, Tyrolean, Brussels, Lufthansa, Swiss Air, All Nippon:

2% - 10% off airfare, depending on type of ticket.
Reservations booked online receive an additional 3% off airfare.

Online visit:   
Click on “All search options"
After selecting departure city, arrival city, dates, and times, enter "ZY3Q265302" in the “Promotions and Certificates" box. 

By Phone:
Reservations call in phone number is: 800-426-1122 Provide Z Code: "ZY3Q" and "Agreement Code: 265302" to received the LSA discount.

2017 Delta, KLM, Air France, Alitalia:

2% - 10% off airfare, depending on type of ticket.

Online visit:

After selecting departure city, arrival city, dates, and times, enter "NMNVQ” in the "Meeting Event Code” box.

By phone:
Reservations call in phone number is:  800-328-1111 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT. Provide "Ticket Designator NMNVQ" to receive the LSA discount.


Local Transportation

Grayline Shuttle Service

$53 round trip per person shared shuttle service.

The reservations can be made using the following link:

Any questions call:  800-472-9546

Transfers-USA Mexico City Shuttle Service  

$90 round trip per Suburban for up to 6 people (to clarify - this is not $90 per person round trip, but $90 round trip per Suburban, up to 6 people in 1 Suburban).

The reservations can be made using the following link:

Please use the following code upon checkout: NM29X

Any questions call:  +52 1 9841091054 or 561-283-1946


The Mexico City airport has many official taxi counters. It is important for the participants to hire only official taxis.  

See more local transportation at Mexico International Airport

The time from the airport to the hotel in rush hour is approximately 1 hour and up to 1 hour 30 min in some cases.

Hotel parking is $11 per car per day.

Conference Location

Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel & Towers
Paseo de la Reforma 325 Col. Cuauhtemoc
Mexico City, Mexico 06500


Hotel Guest Room Pricing

The Sheraton group rate price will be $190 (+taxes) per night. This includes:

  • Internet access,complimentary in attendee guest rooms
  • Complimentary fitness center access
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Waived early departure fee

There is also a 16% VAT tax, a 3% City Tax, a $3.50 per night maid’s fee, and a one-time $4.50 porterage fee.

A credit card will be required to reserve a room. The hotel will charge a 1 night deposit upon making the reservation. Attendee will be charged l night room and tax if reservation is cancelled within 72 hours prior to arrival. Prior to 72 hours the deposit will  be refunded. For no-shows, the hotel must charge the credit card of the attendee a penalty of two room night's stay plus applicable taxes.

Hotel parking is $11 per car per day.

The link for meeting group hotel reservations will be included in your emailed meeting registration confirmation, separate from your purchase confirmation..

If you need to cancel your hotel guest room reservation, please do not contact the Sheraton. Please email your request to

Please NOT interact, respond, etc to any “unofficial” hotel room reservation solicitations that are not directly from LSA.

Attendees should only make reservations via the reservations weblink received in your registration confirmation email.


Child Care

LSA grants for up to $300 per family will be available for child care costs incurred because of attending the meeting. Allowable expenses include costs not previously covered, such as extra expenses at home if the child does not travel to the meeting city or for travel expenses for a caregiver to accompany the attendee and child to the meeting city.

The application period is from February 1 to March 7, 2017.

Get more information about the Child Care Grant



The Law and Society Association values the inclusion of persons with disabilities in its membership, its activities, and its governance. It is the policy of the LSA that persons with disabilities should participate as fully as other members in the Association in all LSA activities, including in particular annual meetings, committees, Graduate Student Workshops and Early Career Workshops. The LSA will make all feasible efforts to accommodate members with disabilities and to remain responsive to the needs of our members who have disabilities.
[Statement adopted by the LSA Board of Trustees, June 4, 2003]

To reserve a disabled access guest room, please call Mr. Jorge Guisasola, Hotel Manager, (52-55) 5242 5555. This number is for disabled access rooms only.

Information about accessibility and the facilities in Mexico City for people with disabilities

Information about accessible museums and attractions in Mexico City


Visa and Passport Information

All documents must be current and valid, and passports must have at minimum six months’ validity.

The INAMI, the National Migration Institute, asks for a VISA for citizens of the following

If a citizen from any of the countries listed above is a permanent resident of Canada, the US, Japan, the UK, or any of the Schengen countries he or she doesn’t need to apply for a visa. This also applies in the case that the citizen of any of the mentioned countries has a valid US visa.

On the other hand, citizens from the following countries do not require a VISA to come to Mexico:

Please note that in both cases the INAMI refers to visitors coming for less than 180 days to Mexico, without any paid activities.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs charges $555.76 MXN (around $36 USD) per visa application in all countries. This fee is charged in the currency of the country where applicants reside. 

We recommend that you apply for your VISA early. If you need an invitation letter, please send email to Megan Warren at

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