Peter Tiersma

Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)

Professor of Law and Joseph Scott Fellow

United States

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1.

The Origins of Legal Language

OXFORD HANDBOOK ON LANGUAGE AND LAW, L. Solan, P. Tiersma, eds., 2010, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2009-45
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2011
Peter Tiersma
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)
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2.

What is Language and Law? And Does Anyone Care?

LAW AND LANGUAGE: THEORY AND SOCIETY, Frances Olsen, Alexander Lorz & Dieter Stein, eds., 2008, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2009-11
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 04 Mar 2009
Peter Tiersma
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)
Downloads 1,599 (5,001)

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legal theory, legal philosophy, jurisprudence

3.

Some Myths about Legal Language

Journal of Law, Culture and Humanities, Forthcoming, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2005-26
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Nov 2005
Peter Tiersma
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)
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Communicating with Juries: How to Draft More Understandable Jury Instructions

Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2009-44
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 18 Nov 2009
Peter Tiersma
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)
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5.

The Textualization of Precedent

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 82, p. 1187, 2007, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2007-28
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 10 Mar 2005
Peter Tiersma
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)
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6.

Language Policy in the United States

OXFORD HANDBOOK ON LANGUAGE AND LAW, L. Solan, P. Tiersma, eds., 2010, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2010-52
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 Nov 2010
Peter Tiersma
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)
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7.

Writing, Text, and the Law

HANDBOOK OF WRITING RESEARCH, Charles Bazerman, ed., Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Forthcoming, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2005-31
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Nov 2005
Peter Tiersma
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)
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8.

Did Clinton Lie?: Defining 'Sexual Relations'

79 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 927 (2004)
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Nov 2003 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2010
Peter Tiersma
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)
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9.

The Language of Crime

THE LANGUAGE OF CRIME, Peter M. Tiersma, Lawrence M. Solan, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law, 2012, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 263, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2012-14
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2012
Peter Tiersma and Lawrence M. Solan
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased) and Brooklyn Law School
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Citation 1

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crime, speech act, sincerity, perjury, bribery, solicitation, threats

10.

Asking Jurors to Do the Impossible

Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2009-12
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 06 Mar 2009
Peter Tiersma
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)
Downloads 256 (91,486)
Citation 1

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jury, jury instructions

11.

Roots of the Law: The Origins of Legal Concepts, Institutions, and Language

Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2013-02
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 06 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2013
Peter Tiersma
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)
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language, history, legal institutions, legal concepts, origins, etymology

12.

The Rule of Text: Is it Possible to Govern Using (Only) Statutes?

NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, Forthcoming, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2011-11
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 Mar 2011
Peter Tiersma
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)
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13.

Parchment, Paper, Pixels: Law and the Technologies of Communication

Peter M. Tiersma, PARCHMENT, PAPER, PIXELS: LAW AND THE TECHNOLOGIES OF COMMUNICATION, University of Chicago Press, 2010, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2010-46
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 23 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 20 Sep 2014
Peter Tiersma
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)
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14.

The New Black's

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 55, p. 386, 2005, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2005-19
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 Sep 2005 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2010
Peter Tiersma
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)
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15.

Redrafting California's Jury Instructions

THE ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF FORENSIC LINGUISTICS, Malcol, Coulthard, Alison Johnson, eds., Forthcoming , Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2009-42
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 14 Nov 2009
Peter Tiersma
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)
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16.

Testing the Comprehensibility of Jury Instructions: California's Old and New Instructions on Circumstantial Evidence

Journal of Court Innovation, Vol. 1, p. 231, 2008, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2009-43
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 14 Nov 2009
Peter Tiersma and Matthew Curtis
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased) and University of Southern California - Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
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17.

Cops and Robbers: Selective Literalism in American Criminal Law

Law and Society Review, Vol. 38, p. 229, 2004
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 Aug 2004 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2011
Peter Tiersma and Lawrence M. Solan
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased) and Brooklyn Law School
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Citation 2

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law and language, criminal procedure

18.

Language Wars Truce Accepted (with Conditions)

Green Bag 2D, Vol. 8, p. 281, 2005
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 17 Apr 2011
Peter Tiersma
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)
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19.

Speaking of Crime: The Language of Criminal Justice

Peter Tiersma and Lawrence Solan, SPEAKING OF CRIME: THE LANGUAGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Cambridge University Press, 2005, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2005-13
Posted: 11 May 2005
Peter Tiersma and Lawrence M. Solan
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased) and Brooklyn Law School

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20.

The Rocky Road to Legal Reform: Improving the Language of Jury Instructions

Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 66, 2001
Posted: 30 Jan 2002
Peter Tiersma
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)

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21.

A Message In A Bottle: Text, Autonomy, And Statutory Interpretation

Tulane Law Review, Forthcoming
Posted: 06 Jun 2001
Peter Tiersma
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)

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