U. S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
to join co-author, Law Professor Bryan Garner for talk Jan. 28

An SMU law professor and a U.S. Supreme Court justice explain legal language.

Professor Bryan Garner and Justice Antonin Scalia

DALLAS (SMU) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and SMU Dedman School of Law Distinguished Research Professor Bryan A. Garner will discuss their newest book Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts during a public talk 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium.

Professor Bryan Garner and Justice Antonin Scalia
Prof. Bryan A. Garner (left) and Justice Antonin Scalia.

“We are privileged to have U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia visit SMU, and are delighted he and Bryan Garner will be together to share insights of their very important and widely discussed book,” said SMU Dedman School of Law Dean John B. Attanasio.

General admission tickets are $35 for the lecture; $50 for the lecture and a copy of Reading Law. After the lecture, Justice Scalia and Garner will sign books (which will not be sold at the event).

In addition to his public appearance, Justice Scalia will serve as a Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence at SMU Dedman Law Jan. 28-29. The longest-serving member of our nation’s highest court will speak to students in several classes at SMU Dedman School of Law, where Garner, a noted speaker and author (of more than 20 books), regularly teaches a popular course on advanced legal writing.

The duo met in 2006 after Justice Scalia expressed respect for Garner’s work in Black’s Law Dictionary, which Garner has edited since 1995. They co-authored their first book, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges, in 2008.

Reading Law book coverNo purses, bags, backpacks, cell phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed in the auditorium. For a full list of prohibited items, click here.

For more details, please contact Robin Webb at rawebb@smu.edu or 214-768-1095.

Media Note: Still camera, pencil and pad coverage only. Recording devices are permitted for note-taking purposes but not for broadcast.
Photographers should be limited to taking photos during the first and last minute or two of the event.

For more details, and to arrange for parking, please contact Lynn Dempsey at ldempsey@smu.edu or 214-768-8617.



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