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Jackson Center To Host Webinar Monday

Robert H. Jackson is pictured speaking from the podium at International Military Tribunal proceedings in Nuremberg, Germany.

On the 75th anniversary of Robert H. Jackson’s closing statement at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, the Robert H. Jackson Center will host Bryan A. Garner for a virtual discussion on the language Jackson used in the closing statement, his voice from the podium and the audiences he was addressing.

The webinar is scheduled for Monday at 3 p.m. Registration is required via Zoom for this free event at www.roberthjackson.org/event/jacksons-prose-the-closing-statement-with-bryan-a-garner. Kristan McMahon, Jackson Center president, and Garner will also discuss the themes of the speech. Questions from the virtual audience are welcome.

Garner is an American lawyer, grammarian, and lexicographer. His work has played a central role in our understanding of modern judging, advocacy, grammar, English usage, legal lexicography, and the common-law system of precedent. His books are frequently cited by American courts of all levels, including the United States Supreme Court. He is the author of more than 25 books, the best-known of which are Garner’s Modern English Usage (4th ed. 2016) and Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts (2012–coauthored with Justice Antonin Scalia), as well as five unabridged editions of Black’s Law Dictionary. He serves as Distinguished Research Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University. In 2009, he was named Legal-Writing and Reference-Book Author of the Decade at a Burton Awards ceremony at the Library of Congress. He has received many other awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Book Award, the Scribes Book Award, the Bernie Siegan Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for Plain Language.

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