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    11.19.10 Symposium - Statutory Interpretation: How Much Work Does Language Do?
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    Friday, November 19
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30am

    250 Joralemon Street
    Brooklyn

    Please RSVP by November 12, 2010.

    About the Symposium
    With 2010 marking Justice Scalia’s 25th year on the Supreme Court, his approach to statutory interpretation has had great influence on both the courts and the academic community. Yet vigorous disagreement continues in both realms. In a series of roundtables, leading scholars will discuss and debate their views on such issues as whether uncertainty in statutory language is a necessity, whether legislatures can solve some of their own problems by legislating in a manner designed to help statutory interpreters in advance, and which institutions can best construe statutes in different contexts.

    Brooklyn Law School Professors Lawrence M. Solan and Rebecca Kysar organized this symposium.

    Co-Sponsors:
    The Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition
    Brooklyn Law School’s Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition is the only center of its kind in the nation. It is devoted to exploring how developments in the cognitive sciences—including psychology, neuroscience and linguistics—have dramatic implications for the law at both theoretical and practical levels. The center’s symposia and lectures have produced a distinguished body of interdisciplinary publications in the Brooklyn Law Review.

    Brooklyn Law Review
    The Brooklyn Law Review is a scholarly journal of analysis and commentary covering a broad range of current legal issues.

    Please join us for this full day symposium. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30am, and we will break for lunch from 12:30pm to 1:45pm.

    CLE Credit
    This course provides 7 CLE credits in the State of New York. The credits are transitional and nontransitional and the category is Skills.

    Participants
    James J. Brudney
    Newton D. Baker-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
    Visiting Professor, Fall 2010, Fordham University School of Law

    William W. Buzbee
    Professor of Law and Director of The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, and The Emory Center on Federalism and Intersystemic Governance, Emory University School of Law
    Linda D. Jellum Associate Professor of Law, Mercer University School of Law

    Linda D. Jellum
    Associate Professor of Law, Mercer University School of Law

    Anita S. Krishnakumar
    Associate Professor of Law, St. John’s University School of Law

    Rebecca Kysar
    Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

    Eric Lane
    Eric J. Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Public Service, Hofstra University School of Law

    Mathew D. McCubbins
    Provost Professor of Business, Law and Political Economy, and Co-Director of the USC-Caltech Center for the Study of Law and Politics, Marshall School of Business, Gould School of Law, and Department of Political Science, University of Southern California

    Daniel B. Rodriguez
    Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law, The University of Texas School of Law

    Jane S. Schacter
    William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, and Associate Dean for Curriculum, Stanford Law School

    Jonathan R. Siegel
    Professor of Law and Kahan Research Professor, The George Washington University Law School
    Director of Research and Policy, Administrative Conference of the United States

    Lawrence M. Solan
    Don Forchelli Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

    Cost
    The program is free for those who do not want CLE credit. All attendees, however, must RSVP.

    $70 ($10 per CLE credit) for Brooklyn Law School graduates who hold a 2010-2011 BLS Alumni Association Membership Card. If you would like to join, please visit the alumni page.
    $350 ($50 per CLE credit) for all others.
    If you are registering for CLE credit, you can pay online or by mail with a check payable to Brooklyn Law School. Send it to:

    Brooklyn Law School
    Office of External Affairs
    250 Joralemon Street
    Brooklyn, New York 11201

    Refunds cannot be made for cancellation requests received later than 24 hours before the event. To cancel, contact cle@brooklaw.edu or call 718-780-7953. Our financial aid policy is also available upon request.

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