PD opportunity: translating the law

Translation across different legal systems must respect cultural differences in the legal system, as well as recognize and reflect the styles of the legal system for which the translation is being made.

How can the inductive reasoning of common law systems be meaningfully rendered into a civil law context, based on deductive reasoning? And what of legal concepts which are viewed differently in different cultures?

This session will present an overview of the history and theory of legal translation, with examples drawn from international treaties between nations. It will also include discussion time for questions drawn from professional practice.

Meet the presenter

Dr Rocco Loiacono is a lecturer in Translation Studies at the University of Western Australia and in the Curtin Law School, where he teaches in the areas of property law and business law. After graduating with a combined Law and Languages (Honours) degree, he worked for ten years as a lawyer, most of those in the commercial property department at national law firm Clayton Utz.

Dr Loiacono was awarded his PhD from the University of Western Australia in 2014, for research focussing on difficulties associated with the translation of treaties across different legal systems. He is NAATI-accredited at Professional level for translation from Italian to English and currently sits on AUSIT's National Committees for Education and Awards & Events.

Key Details

  • Date: Saturday, 6 May 2017
  • Time: 10am - 12pm
  • Venue: Arts Lecture Room 4 (ALR 4), Arts Building, University of Western Australia, Crawley
  • Cost: AUSIT/ASLIA member $35, Non-member $70, AUSIT student member $15, Non-member student $35

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Published: 26/04/2017