International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue internationale de Sémiotique juridique

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 635–650

A Jurilinguistic Approach in Legal Education

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11196-012-9278-5

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Andino Dorato, J. Int J Semiot Law (2013) 26: 635. doi:10.1007/s11196-012-9278-5
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Abstract

The purpose of this essay is to advocate for including jurilinguistics in legal education. It presents jurilinguistics as a tool for understanding law and therefore supports continuing efforts to teach it. Knowing it is not unique, this essay proposes a jurilinguistic approach that focuses on the in-between of legal translation and comparative law. The proposal outlines the importance of educating in the capabilities of teaching a particular subject in a language other than their official one. The idea is to let the Other help to understand the Self. Particularly pertinent in transnational law programs, it is a multicultural approach that not only recognizes the other, but also embraces it.

Keywords

JurilinguisticsLegal educationLegal translationComparative lawMulticulturalismLegal theory

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversité de MontréalMontrealCanada