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This panel is about “corpus linguistics,” a technique that involves the use of computer searches of large collections of texts, or corpora, to determine meaning by reference to usage. It will discuss this technique’s potential value and limitations in informing the interpretation of different kinds of legal texts.

This panel was held on January 5, 2017 during the 19th Annual Faculty Conference in San Francisco, CA.

8:30 am
3rd Floor, Embarcadero Room

  • Hon. Lee Liberman Otis, The Federalist Society
  • AALS President Kellye Y. Testy, Dean, University of Washington School of Law
  • Prof. Steven G. Calabresi, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law [on the late Justice Antonin Scalia]

Panel: Corpus Linguistics and Legal Interpretation
8:45 am - 10:15 am
3rd Floor, Embarcadero Room

  • Justice Thomas Lee, Utah Supreme Court
  • Mr. Stephen Mouritsen, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Prof. Lawrence Solan, Brooklyn Law School
  • Moderator: Prof. Kurt T. Lash, University of Illinois College of Law

Parc 55 San Francisco - A Hilton Hotel
San Francisco, CA