We are glad to announce the first ILLA conference under the topic:

  • Language and Law in a World of Media, Globalisation and Social Conflicts
    Refounding the International Law and Language Association (ILLA) to Make Law more transparent
    September 7th – 9th, 2017, University of Freiburg, Germany
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Other coming Workshops or Conferences on Legal Linguistics

We are glad to promote the following workshops and conferences on Language and Law:

  • The fabric of law and language. Discovering Patterns Through Legal Corpus Linguistics
    March 18th – 19th 2016, Academy of Sciences, Heidelberg, Germany
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  • More coming soon.

Previous ILLA-Conferences

  • Language and Law
    (First ILLA-Conference)

    May 2006; Düsseldorf, Germany jointly organized by Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf and Law School University of California at Los Angeles; Conference director: Frances Olsen (UCLA), Alexander Lorz (Düsseldorf), Dieter Stein (Düsseldorf); Resulting publications: Frances Olsen, Alexander Lorz and Dieter Stein, "Law and Language: Theory and Society", DUP Düsseldorf University Press, Düsseldorf, 2008; Frances Olsen, Alexander Lorz and Dieter Stein, "Translation Issues in Language and Law", Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2009
  • The pragmatic Turn: interpretation and inference in legal discourse
    (Second ILLA-Conference)
    July 2015, Vancouver, UBC, Canada; Conference directors: Janet Giltrow UBC Vancouver and Dieter Stein, University of Düsseldorf; Volume with papers submitted to Mouton de Gruyter, "The pragmatic turn in law. Inference and Interpretation in legal discourse." (Eds. Janet Giltrow and Dieter Stein)
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Other previous Conferences on Legal Linguistics

  • Legal corpus pragmatics. The challenge posed to law by theories of media and language
    April 25th – 27th 2013, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), University of Freiburg, Germany
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Research groups on Legal Linguistics





United Kingdom  
United States of America