Conference of the International Language and Law Association in Los Angeles

The International Language and Law Association (ILLA), an assemblage of scholars from throughout the world, held its fourth general meeting and Conference to extend and deepen the society’s philosophical and theoretical orientation towards the intersection of these two fields of knowledge. Under the theme "Taking Language and Law Seriously", from September 11-14, 2019 at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Law School it examined Language and Law’s early history, its recent developments, and some of its practical and political significance.

The first event of the Conference was a focus workshop on Forensic Linguistics, organized by Carole Chaski, Victoria Guillén and Dieter Stein, taking place all day Wednesday, September 11, and Thursday morning, September 12.

The opening of the general Conference took place late Thursday afternoon with a plenary session examining the historic and ongoing influence of the late Professor David Mellinkoff’s The Language of the Law (1963), the first textbook for courses on the linguistic basis of law. The rest of the plenary sessions and a series of workshops took place over the next two days.

I was privileged to hold a speech on Legal Communication of the European Court of Human Rights: a mechanism for the contemporization of social and legal concepts.

The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Law School is one of the most beautiful universities I have ever seen.

Los Angeles, being one of the biggest hubs of entertainment in the world, has a lot to offer.

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