Lawrence M. Solan

Brooklyn Law School

Don Forchelli Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

United States

http://www.brooklaw.edu/lawrence_solan

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Scholarly Papers (37)

1.

Private Language, Public Laws: The Central Role of Legislative Intent in Statutory Interpretation

Brooklyn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 5
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 16 Mar 2004
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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legislation, statutory interpretation, textualism, legislative intent

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

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Statutory Interpretation in the EU: The Augustinian Approach

Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 78
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 04 Jul 2007
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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statutes, EU, textualism, purpose

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Linguistic Issues in Statutory Interpretation

Oxford Handbook of Language and Law, Peter M. Tiersma, Lawrence M. Solan, eds., 2012, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 254
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 28 Oct 2011
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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statutes, vagueness, ambiguity, cognition

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Pernicious Ambiguity in Contracts and Statutes

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 79, p. 859, 2004
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 Feb 2004
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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contracts, statutes, insurance, ambiguity, interpretation

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Contract as Agreement

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 83, p. 353 (2007), Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 75
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 28 Dec 2007
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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contract, subjective, objective, agreement

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The Language of Statutes: Laws and Their Interpretation

THE LANGUAGE OF STATUTES: LAWS AND THEIR INTERPRETATION, Chapter 1, University of Chicago Press, 2010, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 216
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Dec 2010
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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Legislation, Statutes, contextualism, textualism

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Justifying Board Diversity

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 89, 2011, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 224
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 28 Mar 2011
James A. Fanto, Lawrence M. Solan and John M. Darley
Brooklyn Law School and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Business Law & Regulation, Brooklyn Law School and Princeton University
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board, directors, corporations, diversity

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Tax Shelters and the Code: Navigating between Text and Intent

Virginia Tax Review, Vol. 26, pp. 879-904, 2007, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 69
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 25 Jan 2007
Steven Dean and Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School and Brooklyn Law School
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tax shelters, tax, Chevron, lenity, ordinary meaning, anti-abuse

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The Uneasy Relationship between Science and Law: An Essay and Introduction

Brooklyn Law Review , Vol. 73, No. 3, p. 847, 2008, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 212
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 30 Nov 2010
Margaret A. Berger and Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School (Deceased) and Brooklyn Law School
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evidence, science, expert

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Lawyers as Insincere (But Truthful) Actors

The Journal of the Legal Profession, 2012, vol. 36, p. 487
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2014
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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sincerity, ethics, deception, correspondence bias

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The New Textualists' New Text

Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 38, pp. 2027-62, 2005, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 35
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 06 May 2005
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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statutory interpretation, ordinary meaning, plain meaning, textualism

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Corpus Linguistics as a Tool in Legal Interpretation

2017 Brigham Young University Law Review 1311, 2018, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 535
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 04 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 29 May 2018
Lawrence M. Solan and Tammy Gales
Brooklyn Law School and Hofstra University
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corpus linguistics; ordinary meaning; lenity; statutory interpretation

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Finding Ordinary Meaning in Law: The Judge, the Dictionary or the Corpus?

The International Journal of Legal Discourse, Forthcoming, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 474
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 13 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2016
Lawrence M. Solan and Tammy Gales
Brooklyn Law School and Hofstra University
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Ordinary meaning, corpus analysis, legislation, statutory interpretation, fraud, dictionaries

15.

False Consensus Bias in Contract Interpretation

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 108, No. 5, 2008
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2008
Lawrence M. Solan, Terri Rosenblatt and Daniel Osherson
Brooklyn Law School, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Princeton University - Department of Psychology
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contracts, interpretation, insurance, bias, consensus

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Must Torts Be Wrongs? An Empirical Perspective

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 1, 2014, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 302
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 14 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2014
University of Houston Law Center, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Brooklyn Law School and Princeton University
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Liability for Risk: Citizens' Perspectives on Liability for Creation of Risk and Loss of Chance

2nd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 06 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2010
Princeton University, Brooklyn Law School, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of Houston Law Center
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risk, moral luck, torts, punishment, damages, retribution, chance

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Four Reasons to Teach Psychology to Legal Writing Students

Brooklyn Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 22, No. 7, 2014, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 296
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Feb 2014
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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psychology, biases, legal writing, education

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Intuition versus Algorithm: The Case of Forensic Authorship Attribution

Brooklyn Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 21, No. 551, 2013, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 342
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 30 May 2013 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2013
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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identification, authorship, forensic, attribution, algorithm, intuition

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Precedent in Statutory Interpretation

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 94, p. 1165, 2016, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 458
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 11 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2016
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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precedent, statutory interpretation, legislation, stare decisis

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Where Does Blaming Come from?

Brooklyn Law Review, 2005, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 52
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 16 Feb 2006
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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blame, moral, attibution, cause

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When Does Knowledge Become Intent?: Perceiving the Minds of Wrongdoers

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 14 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2014
Pam Mueller, Lawrence M. Solan and John M. Darley
Princeton University - Department of Psychology, Brooklyn Law School and Princeton University
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intent, knowledge, law and psychology, morality

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The Expert Linguist Meets the Adversarial System

THE ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF FORENSIC LINGUISTICS, Malcolm Coulthard and Alison Johnson, eds., Forthcoming, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 178
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Dec 2009
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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bias, forensic, evidence, linguistics, expert

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Patterns in Language and Law

International Journal of Language & Law, Vol. 6, pp. 46, 2017, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 520
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 28 Aug 2017
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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linguistics, patterns, rules, standards, corpus

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Judging Language Plain

Ens Queda la Paraula: Estudis de Lingüística Aplicada en Honor a M. Teresa Turell, Raquel Casesnoves, Montse Forcadell and Núria Gavaldà, eds., Fall 2013 , Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 360
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Oct 2013
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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statutory interpretation, plain meaning, ordinary meaning

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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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law and language, criminal procedure

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Lies, Deceit, and Bullshit in Law

Duquesne University Law Review, Vol. 56, p. 73, 2018, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 566
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 Sep 2018
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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perjury, fraud, deceit, Rule 11, bullshit, lies

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Transparent and Opaque Consent in Contract Formation

Susan Ehrlich, Diana Eades and Janet Ainsworth (eds.), Coercion and Consent in the Legal Process: Linguistic and Discursive Perspectives (Oxford University Press), Forthcoming, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 318
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Dec 2012
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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contract, consent, consumer, opacity, transparency

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Legal Indeterminacy in the Spoken Word

Brooklyn Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 418
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Jul 2015
Lawrence M. Solan and Silvia Dahmen
Brooklyn Law School and University of Cologne
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recordings, evidence, memory, misperception, speech

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Multilingualism and Morality in Statutory Interpretation

Language & Law/Linguagem e Direito, Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2014), Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 397
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 04 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2014
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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statutory interpretation, EU, Canada, multilingualism, morality

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Blame, Praise, and the Structure of Legal Rules

Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 75, 2009, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 158
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 26 Aug 2009
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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blame, praise, intent, tort

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Is It Time for a Restatement of Statutory Interpretation?

Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 79, p. 733, 2014, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 376
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 05 Apr 2014
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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Restatement, ALI, Legislation, Statutory Interpretation

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Response: Opportunistic Textualism

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, PENNumbra, Vol. 158, p. 225, 2010, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 185
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 07 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2010
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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statute, textualism, intentionalism

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Interpreting Multilingual Laws: Some Costs and Benefits

Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 443
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Feb 2016
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
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European Union, Legislation, Interpretation, Multilingualism, Statutes

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When Does Knowledge Become Intent? Perceiving the Minds of Wrongdoers

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 859-892, 2012
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 08 Nov 2012
Pam Mueller, Lawrence M. Solan and John M. Darley
Princeton University - Department of Psychology, Brooklyn Law School and Princeton University
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The Interpretation of Legal Language

Annual Review of Linguistics, Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 337-355, 2018
Posted: 13 Feb 2018
Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School

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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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