Sanford Schane, Ph.D.
Law and Language Analysis
Attorney Consultant and Expert Witness

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Dr. Sanford Schane is a Research Professor of Linguistics at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). He does research and teaches a course in the area of law and language. He serves as an expert witness and as a consultant to attorneys for such diverse language-related issues as:

·        contract interpretation

·        textual ambiguity

·        wills and trusts

·        defamations

·        author identification

·        trade marks


Dr. Schane is a member of the Linguistic Society of America, the International Association of Forensic Linguists, and the Forensic Expert Witness Association, San Diego chapter.

Contact Information

University of California, San Diego
Department of Linguistics
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0108

Phone: (858) 551-9339
Fax: (858) 459-5083