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Brian G. Slocum

Brian Slocum

Professor of Law
B.B.A., Pacific Union College
J.D., Harvard Law School
M.A., Linguistics, University of California, Davis
Ph.D., Linguistics, University of California, Davis


Phone: 916.739.7013
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Representative Scholarship

Linguistics and 'Ordinary Meaning' Determinations, 33 Statute L. Rev. 39 (2012).

The Importance of Being Ambiguous: Substantive Canons, Stare Decisis, and the Central Role of Ambiguity Determinations in the Administrative State, 69 Md. L. Rev. 791 (2010).

Overlooked Temporal Issues in Statutory Interpretation, 81 Temp. L. Rev. 635 (2008).

The Problematic Nature of Contractionist Statutory Interpretation,102 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 307 (2008).

Canons, The Plenary Power Doctrine and Immigration Law, 34 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 363 (2007).

The War on Terrorism and the Extraterritorial Application of the Constitution in Immigration Law,84 Denv. U. L. Rev. 1017 (2007).

Courts vs. The Political Branches: Immigration “Reform” and the Battle for the Future of Immigration Law, 5 Geo. J. Law & Pub. Pol’y 509 (2007).

Courses: Contracts, Legislation/Statutory Interpretation, Administrative Law

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