A Guest Blog Series from the Center’s Recent Colloquium on Corpus Linguistics and the Second Amendment

A few weeks ago, the Center hosted a virtual colloquium on Corpus Linguistics and the Second Amendment with experts who are at the forefront of the study of corpus linguistics and its application to a variety of legal questions. Approaching the issue from a broad range of interests, expertise, and backgrounds, these experts raised a host of interesting questions about the role of corpus linguistics in answering questions about the Second Amendment. We are excited to run a blog series with the incisive essays the participants generated and will be posting them here daily over the course of the next two weeks. Below are the participants and the titles of their essays. After the series ends, I will update this post with links to all the essays.

Panel 1: The Role of Corpus Linguistics in Constitutional Interpretation and Considerations of Stare Decisis

Panel 2: Corpus Linguistics in the Second Amendment