The Executive Commitee represents the International Language and Law Association both inside of the community and in public. It will usually be elected for two years and consists of at least one linguist and one lawyer. Its main task is to prepare the next ILLA-Congress.

Note: Until now, the Executive Commitee of the ILLA has not been elected yet. It shall be elected at the first ILLA-Congress in September 2017. The interim directors and members of the Executive Commitee, preparing this first Relaunch-Congress, are:


Prof. Dr. Anne Lise Kjær
Associate Professor of Legal Linguistics at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, and initiator of RELINE. She mainly works with the role of language, translation and discourse in European legal integration and is especially concerned with the possibility of developing autonomous, transnational legal concepts.
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Prof. Dr. Ralf Poscher
Director of the Institute for Staatswissenschaft and Philosophy of Law at the University of Freiburg, Germany. His research focuses on constitutional law, national security law and legal theory.
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Prof. Dr. Lawrence Solan
Professor of Law and Director of Graduate Education at Brooklyn Law School in New York (USA). Solan holds both a law degree and a Ph.D. in linguistics. His scholarly works are largely devoted to exploring interdisciplinary issues related to law, language and psychology, especially in the areas of statutory and contractual interpretation, the attribution of liability and blame, and linguistic evidence.
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Prof. em. Dr. Dieter Stein
Professor Emeritus of English Language and Linguistics at Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany, studies theory and practice open access publishing, pragmatics, language and commuication in law, language change, syntactic variation and meaning, language and law, the language of the internet, and the linguistics of hypertext. Dieter Stein was one of the founders of ILLA alongside Lawrence Solan and Peter Tiersma.
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Prof. Dr. Friedemann Vogel
Professor of Media Linguistics at Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany. His research focuses on legal linguistics, language in computer mediated communication, paradigms of democratic speech and computer assisted methods in discourse analysis.
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