CANCELLED - We Are All Translators Now: Constitutional Analysis as Translation

CANCELLED - We Are All Translators Now: Constitutional Analysis as Translation
13 March 2017, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Speaker: Professor Laurence M. Solan, Don Forchelli Professor of Law and Director of Graduate Education, Brooklyn Law School, New York City, USA

Professor Laurence M. Solan is Director of Brooklyn Law School’s Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition. His acclaimed book, The Language of Judges, is widely recognized as a seminal work on linguistic theory and legal argumentation.

His most recent books are The Language of Statutes: Laws and their Interpretation, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2010, and The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law, co-edited with Peter Tiersma and published in 2012. 

Professor Solan has been a visiting professor at Princeton University and at Yale Law School. He has served as President of the International Association of Forensic Linguistics, is on the board of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health, and the editorial board of the International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law.

Prior to joining the faculty in 1996, Professor Solan was a partner in the firm of Orans, Elsen and Lupert, where he specialized in complex civil litigation, before which he was a law clerk to Justice Stewart Pollock of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Noteworthy: Laurence M. Solan is cited regularly by Supreme Courts, and his expert opinion is often solicited by the press – for example The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. 




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