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"The Myth of Transparent Translation: Legal Epistemology and Social Science," Brown University Legal Studies Seminar

  • Location: Providence RI
  • Research area: Legal profession

Oct 2009, Elizabeth Mertz

Using an in-depth study of the language found in U.S. first-year law school classrooms, Mertz discussed fundamental aspects of the epistemology conveyed to law students. At two levels, she examines the "myth of transparent translation" -- first, within the law school classroom, and then in efforts to translate between law and social science.  The Brown Legal Studies Seminar (BLSS) is an interdisciplinary colloquium series, featuring cutting-edge research on law and legal institutions, from a wide range of vantage points across the social sciences and humanities.

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