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The electronic newsletter on Language and Law, LANGUAGE IN THE JUDICIAL PROCESS, is published at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The intention of the editors is:

  • To maintain on a World Wide Web homepage containing current information to all scholars and legal practioners interested in language and law.
  • To list:
    • bibliographies and other tools
    • direct readers to relevant organizations
    • provide program information.
  • Cite legal cases in which linguistic issues are important
    • include abstracts of articles and summaries of relevant cases. etc.
  • To continue the fine tradition begun by Judith N. Levi, whose bibliographical work on language and law over more than a decade culminated in the publication of her 1994 bibliography, Language and Law: A Bibliographic Guide to Social Science Research in the U.S.A. (ordering information).

For the title of the newsletter, we are indebted to both Judith N. Levi and Anne Graffam Walker; their pioneering work in organizing and coordinating both the 1985 Georgetown University conference, “Language in the Judicial Process,” and the 1990 volume of the same name, constituted a substantial contribution to the developing field of language and law. We use the name “Language in the Judicial Process” with their permission.

The staff wishes to express its gratitude to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of English for continuing support.


  • Levi, Judith N., and Anne Graffam Walker, eds. 1990. Language in the Judicial Process. New York and London: Plenum Press.
  • Levi, Judith N. 1994 Language and Law. 1994. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association.