American Society of Comparative Law & #WordsMatter

Medium’s motto is “words matter.” For the ASCL, that’s true; but it is also complicated.

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Dec 6, 2018 · 3 min read

Medium’s motto is simple and powerful: “Words matter.” Comparative lawyers know this to be true. But for us, words are not a simple matter. Whenever translation is involved, there is a great opportunity for mischief.

If you think German is difficult, try speaking a Swiss German corporate law dialect, with a crypto-Stiftung accent. If you think Japanese is hard, try reading Japanese legal jargon in the securities law context.

These efforts on Medium are not official positions of the ASCL, or of any member institution. These are merely attempts to explore a new medium for broadening our comparative law network.


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