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  1. valwagnerfr, International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law

Message 1: International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law

Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 08:05:23 -0500 (EST)
From: valwagnerfr <>
Subject: International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law

International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law 

Date: 07-Jul-2004 - 12-Jul-2004
Location: Lyon, France
Contact: Anne Wagner
Contact Email: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Forensic Linguistics 

Meeting Description:

The theme of the international conference is Signs of the World:
Interculturality and Globalization, and while papers directed toward
that very broad topic are welcome, in the spirit of Bobbie Kevelson we
are of course open to all varieties of legal semiotics.


Anne WAGNER, Ma�tre de Conf�rences, sp�cialit� : Langues et Droit.
- CERCLE, �quipe VolTer (Vocabulaire, Lexique et Terminologie) -
Universit� du Littoral - C�te d'Opale (France).
- LARJ (Laboratoire de Recherches Juridiques) - Universit� du
Littoral - C�te d'Opale (France).
- Editorial Board Member and French Book Review Editor for :
International Journal for the Semiotics of Law
- Advisory/coordinating Committee Member of the International Round
Tables for the Semiotics of Law.
- Clarity Representative: A movement to simplify legal language


Our association - The International Round Tables for the Semiotics of
Law : The International Round Table for the Semiotics of Law is
concerned with the application of different forms of textual analysis
to the discourses of the law.

This includes: 
- the semiotics of Greimas, Peirce and Lacan, 
- rhetoric, 
- philosophy of language, 
- pragmatics, 
- sociolinguistics, 
- deconstructionism, as well as 
- more traditional legal philosophical approaches to the language of
the law.

The organization also sponsors the quarterly journal, the
International Journal for the Semiotics of Law

Our organization has been recently formed (2001) by the merging of the
International Association for the Semiotics of Law and the Roundtable
for the Semiotics of Law.

Hosted by the 

Les signes du monde : interculturalit� et globalisation 
Signs of the world : Interculturality and globalisation 



10 JULY 2004
BUSINESS MEETING with our sponsor KLUWER : 15-17h

11 JULY 2004:

10-10h30: Charls Pearson, American Semiotics Research institute,
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
 A Community of Justice: The Role of Community in the Semiotics of

10h30-11h: Celina Frade, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 Semiotic Aspects of Legal Conditionals
11h-11h30: Deborah Cao, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia 
 'Keywords'' in Chinese Law: A Semiotic Interpretation
11h30-12h: Mattie Scott - USA 
 Peirce's Esthetics and the 2003 Discrimination Decisions
12h-12h30: Dragan Milovanovic, Professor, Justice Studies,
Northeastern Illinois University
 Globalization and Juridic Capture: A Semiotics of Indigenous
Intellectual Property Rights
12h30-13h: Pekka Virtanen, Department of Political Science and
International Relations, FIN-33014 University of Tampere, Finland
 From national laws to global rules: Semiotics of forest
certification in Brazil
14H-14H30: Maarten Henket, Utrecht University, Institute of Public
International Law, The Netherlands
 Adjudication: between science and art 
14h30-15h: Ross Charnock , Ciclas / Universit� Paris 9 - Dauphine,
Paris, France.
 Lexicological Judgments: dictionary citations in common law
15h-15h30: Anita Soboleva, Ph. D. (linguistics), LL.M. Jurists for
Constitutional Rights and Freedoms (JURIX), Executive Director,
Moscow, Russia
 Topical Jurisprudence: Reconciliation of Law and Rhetoric 
15h30-16h: Agnes T.M. Schreiner, Law Faculty/Jurisprudence, University
of Amsterdam
 The Common Core of Trento 

16h30-17h: Tracey Summerfield, Murdoch University, Australia 
 A Rhetoric of Substance: Indigenous Rights Discourse in Australia
17H-17h30: Jack Rooney, Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, USA 
 The Misuse of Language in the Pursuit of Justice 
17h30-18h: Clive BALDWIN, UK
 Persuasive narratives in the absence of fact: The construction of
the dangerous mother
18h-18h30: Wouter G. Werner, Utrecht University, Institute of Public
International Law, The Netherlands
 Towards a Discriminatory Concept of International Law? 
18h30-19h: Professor Moshe Azar, Department of Hebrew Language, The
University of Haifa, Israel
 Transforming Ambiguity into Vagueness in legal Interpretation
19H-19H30: Joanna Jemielniak, Assistant Professor Department of
Administrative and Legal Sciences, Leon Kozminski Academy of
Entrepreneurship and Management, Warsaw, Poland
 Rational and Objective: Self-legitimizing in the Legal Interpretation
12 JULY 2004:
10h-10h30: Lester J. Mazor, Prof. of Law School of Social Science,
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 01002 USA
 Law under Pressure of Globalizing Time
10h30-11h: Dubrulle Jean Baptiste, Doctorant - allocataire moniteur,
Universit� du littoral C�te d'Opale - France
 Boundary and Identities: Distinctive or Similar? 
11h-11h30: Sophie Cacciaguidi-Fahy, University of Galway, Ireland
 Images of the ''Patriarchal'' Family: A Slightly Constitutional
Familial Arrangement
11h30-12h Ronnie Lippens, Keele University, Department of Criminology,
ST5 5BG Staffs, UK
 Surgical Strikes and Viral Contagion : An Emerging Imaginary of
Global Empire
12h-12h30: Phillip C. H. Shon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department
of Criminology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809
 The Fraternal Order of Warnings and Threats in Police-Citizen
12h30-13h Aleksandar Jokic, Assistant Professor, Portland State
University, Department of Philosophy, USA
 Globalizing World and Genocidalism

14H-14H30: Jos� de Sousa e Brito 
 How much do human rights depend on civilization? - The question of
human rights in Islam
14h30-15h: Paul Robertshaw 
 Convicting Margherita: American Juries Deliberate: Mule or Moll or
just a Doll?
15h-15h30: Carl S. Bjerre, Associate Professor of Law, University of
Oregon, School of Law
 Mind and Metaphor in Judicial Opinions 
15h30-16h: Annabelle Mooney, Cardiff University, Wales, UK 
 The Drama of the Courtroom 
16h-16h30: Philip Gaines, University of Montana, USA
 Ideal and Actual Evidence in the Courtroom: Jurors' and Attorneys'
Sense of Facts and Evidence
16h30-17h Hanneke van Schooten, Tilburg University, The Netherlands 
 Communicating Law
17h-17h30: Shaeda ISANI, D�partement d'Anglais Appliqu�, UFR de
Langues, Universit� Stendhal, Grenoble 3
 The non-verbal as a semiotic vector of professional cultural
identity -- the example of Anglo-Saxon legal professions
17h30-18h: Anne Wagner, Ma�tre de Conf�rences, Laboratoires de
Recherche : Universit� du Littoral - C�te d'Opale, Boulogne, France
 Visual Signs in France
18h-18h30 Richard Sherwin, New York, USA 
 The Law/Media/Culture Project and Its Implications for Legal Theory
- Part I
18H30-19H Neal Feigenson, Quinnipiac University, USA
 The Law/Media/Culture Project and Its Implications for Legal Theory
- PartII
19H-19H30: Christina Spiesel, Yale University, USA
 The Law/Media/Culture Project and Its Implications for Legal Theory
- Part III


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