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    04.16.19 LLC CLE Presentation: The Regulation of Language
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    Tuesday, April 16
    6:15 to 7:45 p.m.: Program
    Reception to follow

    Brooklyn Law School
    Subotnick Center
    250 Joralemon Street
    Brooklyn, NY

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    About the Presentation
    While many view language as the archetypal example of spontaneous order, many countries attempt to centrally plan and control language through language academies. This talk will present original data on the regulation of language across countries and will discuss which countries regulate their language. It appears that countries that try to plan their language also try to plan their law and are more likely to try to plan their economy. Countries that do not try to plan their language do not try to plan their law and are more likely not to try to plan their economy. This talk will discuss the relationship between an underlying cultural attitude towards the two types of order (spontaneous and planned) and the choices we make about law, language, and the economy  Among other issues, it implicates the following: Should law be developed using a top-down or a bottom-up approach?
    Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition

    Yehonatan Givati
    Professor of Law, Hebrew University Law School; Visiting Professor, Brooklyn Law School.

    Lawrence Solan
    Don Forchelli Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition, Brooklyn Law School

    CLE Credit Offered
    The program provides 1.5 CLE credits in the State of New York. Partial credit is not available. The credits are transitional and non-transitional and the category is Professional Practice. Brooklyn Law School may offer financial assistance to participants who meet certain qualifications and our financial aid policy is available at

    The cost of the program is $30, regardless of whether you attend for CLE credit.
    The program is free of charge for all faculty and students.

    For general inquiries regarding this event, please contact the BLS Office of Events at or (718) 780-7966.
    Requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a disability to attend this event should be made to Louise Cohen, the BLS Reasonable Accommodations Coordinator, at Please make your request as soon as possible.

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