Larry Potter and the Deathly Canon

Vol. 99, No. 9 Mich. B.J. 48 (Sept. 2020)

3 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2020

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Mark Cooney

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Date Written: September 4, 2020

Abstract

This Michigan Bar Journal column discusses the ejusdem generis canon of statutory construction, using a courtroom-based Harry Potter parody as its vehicle.

Keywords: ejusdem generis, legal writing, legal drafting, legislative drafting, canons, canons of construction, judicial construction, judicial interpretation, statutory interpretation, plain language, syntax, transactional, contracts, statutory

Suggested Citation

Cooney, Mark, Larry Potter and the Deathly Canon (September 4, 2020). Vol. 99, No. 9 Mich. B.J. 48 (Sept. 2020), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3689899

Mark Cooney (Contact Author)

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ( email )

300 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.cooley.edu/faculty/cooney.html

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