Winter 2020

Dictionaries and the Law

Bryan Garner, editor-in-chief of Black’s Law Dictionary, spoke last fall at BC Law on “Dictionaries and the Law.” His presentation to the Legal History Roundtable took place in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room, where an exhibit for which Garner had loaned three books was on display. Curated by Laurel Davis, the show explored Black’s Law Dictionary’s rich ancestry, reaching back centuries beyond its first printing in 1891.

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