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Law, Language, and the Law School Classroom

Elizabeth Mertz

in The Language of Law School: Learning to "Think Like a Lawyer"

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195183108
eISBN:
9780199870875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183108.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides a brief overview of scholarship that has examined the role of language in society and culture, in socialization practices, and in education. It concludes with a discussion of ... More


On Becoming a Legal Person: Identity and the Social Context of Legal Epistemology

Elizabeth Mertz

in The Language of Law School: Learning to "Think Like a Lawyer"

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195183108
eISBN:
9780199870875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183108.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter considers what kind of person is created through the talk of the law school classroom and discusses the larger view of the world, of human selves and motivations, and of social context ... More


The Language of Law School: Learning to "Think Like a Lawyer"

Elizabeth Mertz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195183108
eISBN:
9780199870875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183108.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Anyone who has attended law school knows that it invokes an important intellectual transformation, frequently referred to as “learning to think like a lawyer”. This process, which forces students to ... More


Vagueness in Law

Timothy A. O. Endicott

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198268406
eISBN:
9780191714795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268406.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Philosophy of Law

Vagueness leads to indeterminacies in the application of the law in many cases. This book responds to the challenges that those indeterminacies pose to a theory of law and adjudication. The book puts ... More


Concepts, Contexts and Procedures in Arbitration Discourse

Vijay K. Bhatia, Christopher N. Candlin, and Jan Engberg

in Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098510
eISBN:
9789882207141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098510.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume is an attempt to address some legal discourse questions by contributing to the basic knowledge of legal language typically used in international commercial arbitration, and to suggest ... More


Ireland's District Court: Language, immigration and consequences for justice

Kate Waterhouse

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719095276
eISBN:
9781781707548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095276.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

For the uninitiated, the Irish District Court is a place of incomprehensible, organised chaos. This detailed account of the court’s criminal proceedings, based on an original study that involved ... More


Entering the World of U.S. Law

Elizabeth Mertz

in The Language of Law School: Learning to "Think Like a Lawyer"

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195183108
eISBN:
9780199870875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183108.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter takes the reader into the law school classroom, stepping into the shoes of law students who are beginning to learn legal language and are initiated into a new way of thinking and talking ... More


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

Dr Bénédicte Sage-Fuller, Ferdinand Prinz zur Lippe, and Seén Ó Conaill

in Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673667
eISBN:
9780191751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.003.0306
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses the philosophical and policy reasons why students engaged in learning the law of a country should do so directly in the language of that country (i.e., learning French law ... More


Translating Terminology in Arbitration Discourse

Marta Chroma

in Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098510
eISBN:
9789882207141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098510.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

One of the most difficult aspects of legal translation is the issue of terminology. This chapter outlines some of the key terminological issues relevant for the translation of arbitration laws and ... More


Epistemology and Teaching Styles: Different Forms, Same Message

Elizabeth Mertz

in The Language of Law School: Learning to "Think Like a Lawyer"

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195183108
eISBN:
9780199870875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183108.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter deals with the divergent teaching styles found in law schools. It looks at the variety of ways that a similar message about legal language is conveyed in today's law school classroom, ... More


Rule of the Root: Proto-Indo-European Domination of Legal Language

Gary Watt

in Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673667
eISBN:
9780191751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.003.0345
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the implications of, and suggests a response to, the discovery that modern legal language is subject to the ongoing dominion of the Proto-Indo-European lexicon and the ... More


The Mixed Approach of Current EU Translation

C.J.W. Baaij

in Legal Integration and Language Diversity: Rethinking Translation in EU Lawmaking

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190680787
eISBN:
9780190680817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680787.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The current EU Translation practices prove to be internally inconsistent and thus less than fully effective. The most important methods of EU Translation, using neologisms for EU legal terminology ... More


Linguistic Indeterminacy

TIMOTHY A. O. ENDICOTT

in Vagueness in Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198268406
eISBN:
9780191714795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268406.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Philosophy of Law

This chapter introduces the notion of indeterminacy: the law is indeterminate when there is no single right answer to a question of law, or to a question of the application of the law to the facts of ... More


Vagueness and Interpretation

TIMOTHY A. O. ENDICOTT

in Vagueness in Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198268406
eISBN:
9780191714795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268406.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Philosophy of Law

The indeterminacy claim faces a potential objection from Ronald Dworkin’s interpretivist theory of law. The interpretivist objection to the indeterminacy claim is that the law has resources that ... More


Ronald Dworkin's Right Answer Thesis

Brian Bix

in Law, Language, and Legal Determinacy

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260509
eISBN:
9780191682100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260509.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Ronald Dworkin's earlier work advocated that there exists a unique right answer for a vast majority of cases. However the nature of this ‘right answer thesis’ was a direct response to Hart's argument ... More


Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

Vijay K. Bhatia, Christopher N. Candlin, and Jan Engberg (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098510
eISBN:
9789882207141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098510.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

What exactly is legal about legal language? What happens to legal language when it is used across linguistic, national, socio-political, cultural, and legal systems? In what way is generic integrity ... More


The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs: Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

Joanna Kopaczyk

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199945153
eISBN:
9780199345939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945153.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

The book offers an innovative, corpus-driven approach to historical legal discourse. It is the first monograph to examine textual standardization patterns in legal and administrative texts on the ... More


(Language + Law)2 = ?

Catrin Fflur Huws

in Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673667
eISBN:
9780191751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.003.0218
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

The nature of the devolution settlement to Wales means that Wales is now governed by a dual legal system — there has been a partial devolution of primary legislative powers to the National Assembly ... More


Simplifying Legal Language<sup>*</sup>

Rabeea Assy

in Injustice in Person: The Right to Self-Representation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199687442
eISBN:
9780191767104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687442.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Complaints about complexity are as old as the law itself, and technical language is often blamed for baffling and excluding the layperson. So can self-representation be made more useful by providing ... More


Introducing the District Court

Kate Waterhouse

in Ireland's District Court: Language, immigration and consequences for justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719095276
eISBN:
9781781707548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095276.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 1 introduces the Irish District Court as the lowest yet busiest court in the ordinary courts system, examining the type of crime it deals with and the extent of its criminal jurisdiction in ... More


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