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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A.Garner, Distinguished Research Professor at SMU Dedman School
of Law, have released a new book entitled Reading Law:
The Interpretation of Legal Texts
.


Professor Bryan A. Garner and Justice Antonin Scalia are scheduled for a July 18 appearance on CNN's Piers Morgan, discussing their new book.


SMU Dedman Law provides research support for new book by Supreme Court Justice Scalia, Bryan Garner


Professor Garner, editor-in-chief of Black’s Law Dictionary, has been associated with SMU Dedman School of Law since 1990 and became a Distinguished Research Professor in 2008. In the book’s opening acknowledgements, Scalia and Garner thank Dedman Law Professor Lackland H. Bloom for his critical commentary.
 
SMU law students also contributed to the book. Former Dean John B. Attanasio provided the funding for five law students to amass over 1,500 scholarly articles and other publications on statutory interpretation. These publications comprise the bulk of the book’s bibliography, which is the most comprehensive ever published on the interpretation of legal texts.
 
Attanasio is also thanked for forming the Garner Law Scholar program at SMU Dedman School of Law. “The Garner Law Scholars at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law briefed dozens of cases for our consideration,” said Scalia and Garner in the opening acknowledgments of Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts.
 
The SMU Underwood Law Library, ranked within the 30th percentile of U.S. law schools by the ABA, was also credited for its research assistance.

Click here for the official description of the book.