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Interpreting Multilingual Statutes in the European Court of Justice: Are 23 Languages Better than One?

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Lawrence Solan (Brooklyn Law School)

Location: 216 Aaron Burr Hall

Date/Time: 04/18/11 at 12:00 pm - 04/18/11 at 1:00 pm

Translation Lunch Series
Lunch is provided

Lawrence Solan is the Don Forchelli Professor of Law  and director of the Center for Law, Language, and Cognition at Brooklyn Law School. His scholarly works are largely devoted to exploring interdisciplinary issues related to law, language, and psychology, especially in the areas of statutory and contractual interpretation, the attribution of liability and blame, and linguistic evidence. He is the author of The Language of Statutes: Laws and their Interpretation (2010). Solan’s other publications include The Language of Judges (1993) and, with Peter Tiersma, Speaking of Crime: The Language of Criminal Justice (2005). Ph.D. University of Massachusetts.

Category: PIIRS