The Jamail Center for Legal Research at The University of Texas at Austin will celebrate the acquisition of its Millionth Volume with a conference on "Language and the Law" scheduled for December 6-8, 2001, in Austin, Texas. ROY M. MERSKY, Director of the Jamail Center for Legal Research, would like to invite you to join in this major international event.
This conference will bring together some of the leading legal scholars in the world to discuss the impact of language on the law from various perspectives. Among the illustrious speakers will be JOHN H. BAKER and SIR DAVID WILLIAMS of Cambridge University; MORRIS L. COHEN and FRED R. SHAPIRO of Yale Law School; BRYAN A. GARNER, President of LawProse, Inc. and editor of "Black's Law Dictionary"; THOMAS H. REYNOLDS of the University of California, Berkeley; CHRISTOPHER RICKS of Boston University; and VICTOR TUNKEL, Secretary of the Selden Society.
Roy M. Mersky would be honored to have you attend as these panelists discuss topics as diverse as The Evolution of Legal Lexicography, The Plain Language Movement, and The Law In Context.
In addition, a pre-conference workshop on "Collecting Law Books and Manuscripts" will be given by ANTHONY TAUSSIG, a London barrister who is the world's leading private collector of rare English law books and manuscripts.
For more information on the Language and the Law conference, please contact Roy M. Mersky at (512) 471-7735 or visit the conference Language and the Law Web site at http://www.law.utexas.edu/conference.
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