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Legal History RoundTable: Bryan Garner, Law Prose, Inc.

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Thursday, Oct 24, 2019
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM EDT
Boston College Law Library, Donald J. Coquillette Rare Book RoomMap Location

Guest Lecture:  Bryan Garner, Law Prose, Inc.
Bryan Andrew Garner is an American lawyer, lexicographer, and teacher who has written more than two dozen books about English usage and style as well as advocacy.

Bryan A. Garner has been at the helm of Black’s Law Dictionary as its editor in chief for the past 25 years. Garner rigorously applies principles of modern lexicography and systematically combs the world of legal literature for new terminology and previously overlooked historical sources. Often described as the most widely cited law book in the world, Black’s has been cited by the Supreme Court in over 330 opinions, sixteen of which came in the 2018-19 term alone (representing citation in almost 25 percent of the court’s merit opinions for that term). 

He also wrote two books with Justice Antonin Scalia: Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges and Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts.

 

Co-sponsored with Boston College Law Library in honor of the Law Dictionary Exhibit