TransLaw 2016

kuvapalkki_plural_linnutInternational academic conference

Translation and Interpreting as a Means of Guaranteeing Equality under Law

Übersetzen und Dolmetschen als Garant der Gleichheit vor Gericht

Traduction et interprétation comme moyens pour garantir l’égalité juridique

Перевод как гарант принципа равенства перед законом

University of Tampere, Finland, 2-3 May 2016


The  School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies at the University of Tampere is organising an international conference on legal language, translation and interpreting on 2-3 May 2016.

We invite papers on e.g. the following topics

  •     Legal translation
  •     Administrative translation
  •     EU translation
  •     Authorised/Official translation
  •     Legal interpreting
  •     Teaching legal translation and interpreting
  •     Certifying legal translators and interpreters
  •     The texts of law and administration
  •     Legal terminology
  •     Phraseology of legal language
  •     Special characteristics of EU language

The symposium has three invited plenary speakers:
Prof. Ada Gruntar Jermol, University of Ljubljana
Prof. Jaakko Husa, University of Lapland
Prof. Melissa Wallace, University of Texas at San Antonio

In addition to the plenary speakers, there will be papers in parallel sections. The section papers last 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for discussion.

Proposals for section papers are invited by 30 September 2015. The abstracts (2500 characters max.) should be submitted online at Acceptance of submitted abstracts will be notified by 27 November 2015.


The working languages of the symposium are English, French, German and Russian.


There will be a refereed conference volume, and those presenting a paper may submit their article. Writing instructions and publishing information will be announced later.


The calls for paper and other information regarding the conference will be published on the conference website at All queries should be sent to


Dr Nina Isolahti, University of Tampere
Dr Marja Kivilehto, University of Tampere
Prof. Annikki Liimatainen (chair), University of Tampere
Dr Arja Nurmi, University of Tampere
Dr Anna Ruusila, University of Tampere
Prof. Leena Salmi, University of Turku
Ms Anu Viljanmaa (conference interpreter (EMCI)), University of Tampere