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November 21, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and lawyer and lexicographer Bryan A. Garner will discuss their book Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts on Jan. 31 at the University of San Francisco’s McLaren Conference Center.

Justice Antonin Scalia (top) and Bryan Garner (bottom)

The evening event will include a conversation between Scalia and Garner regarding legal writing and interpretation, a question and answer session, and a book signing. Earlier in the day in Fromm Hall, Scalia and Garner will present the keynote address at the 2014 USF Law Review Symposium, “Legal Ethics in the 21st Century: Technology, Speech, and Money.” MCLE credits will be available for both events.

“It’s an honor to welcome the longest-serving U.S. Supreme Court justice and a leading legal lexicographer to the USF campus,” said Dean John Trasviña. “We look forward to our students, alumni, and the Bay Area legal community having this special opportunity to engage with some of the greatest legal minds of our era.”  

Justice Antonin Scalia was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. Previously, he served as a U.S. Court of Appeals judge and assistant attorney general for the U.S. Office of Legal Counsel, among other positions. Bryan A. Garner is the author of more than 20 books on legal writing and language in general. He is best known for the third edition of Garner’s Modern American Usage, published by Oxford University Press, and as editor-in-chief of Black’s Law Dictionary.  

Space is limited for the book discussion and signing and registration is now available. Please note that registration will be closed at 5:00PM on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.

More information on the Law Review Symposium, including online registration, is available here.

Both events are co-sponsored by the USF School of Law Center for Law and Ethics. The Litigation Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco is a co-sponsor of the book discussion and signing evening event.