Micro-Symposium on Scalia & Garner's 'Reading Law'

Green Bag 2d, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2014, pp. 105-123

Journal of Law: A Periodical Laboratory of Legal Scholarship, Vol. 4, No. 3 2014, pp. 265-299

55 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2014 Last revised: 14 Jan 2015

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Karen Petroski

Saint Louis University School of Law

Michel Paradis

Columbia University - Law School

Brian S. Clarke

Unaffiliated; Washington & Lee University School of Law; Charlotte School of Law; Western Carolina University - College of Business

Christopher J. Walker

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Andrew Mikac

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

William E Trachman

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jordan Smith

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Eric Segall

Georgia State University College of Law

Steven Hirsch

Keker & Van Nest LLP

Date Written: December 10, 2014

Abstract

Recently, the Green Bag issued a call for short (1,000 words) essays on Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts, by Antonin Scalia and Bryan Garner. We sought “[a]ny theoretical, empirical, or practical commentary that will help readers better understand the book.” The result is this micro-symposium. Our call drew dozens of micro-essays, some thought-provoking, some chuckle-prompting, and some both. Blessed with an abundance of good work but cursed by a shortage of space, we were compelled to select a small set – representative and excellent – of those essays to publish in the Green Bag and its sibling publication, the Journal of Law. We regret that we cannot do full justice to the outpouring of first-rate commentary we received. May you enjoy reading the following excellent representatives as much as we did.

Keywords: Scalia and Garner, Reading Law, statutory interpretation, legislation

Suggested Citation

Petroski, Karen and Paradis, Michel and Clarke, Brian S. and Walker, Christopher Jay and Mikac, Andrew and Trachman, William E and Smith, Jordan and Segall, Eric and Hirsch, Steven, Micro-Symposium on Scalia & Garner's 'Reading Law' (December 10, 2014). Green Bag 2d, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2014, pp. 105-123. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2536452

Karen Petroski

Saint Louis University School of Law ( email )

100 N. Tucker Blvd.
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Michel Paradis

Columbia University - Law School ( email )

435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10025
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Brian S. Clarke

Unaffiliated ( email )

United States

Washington & Lee University School of Law

Lexington, VA 24450
United States

Charlotte School of Law

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Charlotte, NC 28208
United States

Western Carolina University - College of Business

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United States
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HOME PAGE: http://www.wcu.edu/learn/departments-schools-colleges/cob/

Christopher Jay Walker (Contact Author)

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law ( email )

55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States
614-247-1898 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.chrisjwalker.com

Andrew Mikac

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law ( email )

55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States

William E Trachman

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jordan Smith

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Eric Segall

Georgia State University College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
United States

Steven Hirsch

Keker & Van Nest LLP ( email )

710 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States

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