EVENT: IALS – Legislative Drafting and Language

Posted June 4th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“Legislative Drafting and Linguistics: Strategies to Communicate the Law
•Chair: Hayley Rodgers, Office of Parliamentary Counsel
•Richard Heaton, First Parliamentary Counsel
Innovations in Legislative Drafting; but have we succeeded in offering perfect laws? Perhaps we can look at alternatives? But, as for statutory law, can other disciplines assist us?
•Maurizio Gotti, University of Bergamo
Borrowing from other disciplines; what linguistics can offer; law in the sense of legislative instruments

Linguistics and Law Reform
•Chair: Jonathan Teasdale, Sir William Dale Fellow, formerly Law
•Vijai K. Bhatia, City University of Hong Kong (via Skype)
Language in law reform: linguistics can play a major role in moulding law reform; how? examples?
•Adrian Hogarth, Senior Parliamentary Counsel, Law Commission
Law reform and language: the legal perspective and examples

Law and Translation
•Chair: Thomas Glyn Watkin, Cardiff University, former First Welsh
Legislative Counsel
•William Robinson, IALS Associate Research Fellow, former Law
Reviser, European Commission
Why translation of legislation is so difficult
• Ingemar Strandvik, European Commission
What has been done so far and what still has to be done in the next future: some practical examples.”

Date: 27th June 2013, 2.00-5.00pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Charge: £50.00. Academic Rate: £40.00. Student Rate: £15.00.

More information can be found here.