Monthly Archives: December 2012

Pronouncing Dictionary of the Supreme Court

Afraid of mispronouncing Supreme Court case names in your Con Law class?  Fear no more – a group of Yale Law School students, working in conjunction with the Yale Linguistics Department, has created a free online pronouncing dictionary of Supreme Court case names. The purpose of the dictionary is to “help conscientious lawyers, judges, teachers, students, and journalists correctly pronounce often-perplexing case names.” The list is organized alphabetically by case name and includes both an audio file as well as the phonetic symbols.  Check it out – you’ll never mispronounce fawlks-vah-gən-vairk ahk-tee-en-gə-zel-shah again!