Lawrence M. Solan

Sidley Austin–Robert D. McLean Visiting Professor of Law

(spring term)


Lawrence M. Solan is the Sidley Austin–Robert D. McLean Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School, as well as the Don Forchelli Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Law, Language, and Cognition at Brooklyn Law School.

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Lawrence Solan

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Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Harvard Law School, 1982

Ph.D. (Linguistics), University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1978

B.A., Brandeis University, 1974

Courses Taught


  • Legislation and Statutory Interpretation

Lawrence M. Solan is the Sidley Austin–Robert D. McLean Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School, as well as the Don Forchelli Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Law, Language, and Cognition at Brooklyn Law School. His books include The Language of Judges, Speaking of Crime (with Peter Tiersma), and The Language of Statutes: Laws and their Interpretation, all published by the University of Chicago Press. He and Peter Tiersma co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law.  Solan has been a visiting professor at Yale Law School, and in the Psychology Department and Humanities Council at Princeton University.