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Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Michael Freeman and Fiona Smith


Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems, is based upon an annual colloquium held at University College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice. This book, the fifteenth volume in the Current Legal Issues ... More

Keywords: language, legal translation, non-verbal expression, sign language, interpretation, literary works, criminal law, contract law, family law, human rights law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199673667
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Freeman, editor
emeritus Professor of English Law, University College London

Fiona Smith, editor
Senior lecturer, University College London

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4 Truth in Law

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24 (Language + Law)2 = ?

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30 Law and Language(s) at the Heart of the European Project: Educating Different Kinds of Lawyers

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