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Albright College Lecture to Explore Law Interpretation

by Albright College

Dec 02, 2019

Reading, PA – Albright College will host a free lecture “How Much Flexibility is there in Interpreting the Law?” — Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. in Merner-Pfeiffer Science Center lecture hall.

Intending to be neither too rigid nor too flexible, law is a set of rules to guide conduct. But interpreting the law often requires interpreting the language of texts — such as a contracts, statutes or the constitution. This issue has been in the spotlight following recent controversy over Constitutional Law and the appointment of Supreme Court justices.

Princeton University’s Cosim Sayid, Ph.D., will delve into case studies to illustrate how lawyers settle interpretation disputes when linguistic objectivity permits several options. A philosophy lecturer who completed a dissertation on “Interpretation and Interpretation in Law,” Cosim is currently expanding on his dissertation with a new piece about interpreting criminal evidentiary standards of guilt, in relation to reasonable doubt.

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