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Forum on Language and the Law 2021: Legal Interpretation

April 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Please register for the 2021 Forum on Language and the Law.  This forum is free but registration is encouraged.  Forum Participants will receive 3.0 CLE credits. Register here »

This year’s forum highlights the use of corpus linguistic methods for determining original and ordinary meaning in statutes, contracts, trademark agreements, the Constitution, and other important documents. The speakers at the 2021 Forum include two linguists, a law professor, and a Utah Supreme Court Justice. The information and methods presented in this symposium will help lawyers, linguists, and judges improve their abilities to analyze and evaluate linguistic evidence related to legal interpretation in multiple domains of civil and criminal law.


9:00 AM MDT – Opening remarks
Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner
Prof. Scott Jarvis, University of Utah 

9:15 AM MDT – Speaker:
Dr. Jesse Egbert, Northern Arizona University 

10:00 AM MDT – Speaker:
Prof. Lawrence Solum, University of Virginia

10:45 AM MDT – Speaker:
Dr. Tammy Gales, Hofstra University

11:30 AM MDT – Speaker:
Associate Chief Justice Thomas Lee, Utah Supreme Court

12:15 PM MDT– Closing remarks
Prof. William Eggington, Brigham Young University 

12:30 PM MDT – Adjourn

For more information visit: https://linguistics.utah.edu/languageandlaw/index.php

For questions, please contact linguistics@utah.edu.



April 16, 2021
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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