What is the IAFL
The International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL) is an organization that consists primarily of linguists whose work involves them in the law. Narrowly defined, this means linguistic evidence in court (authorship attribution, disputed confessions, etc.), but the association also aims to bring together those working on all aspects of language and the law (legal language, language in the legal process, and language as evidence). In addition to linguists, others, particularly members of the legal profession, are welcome to apply for membership.
Purpose & Aims
The purpose of the IAFL is to improve the administration of the legal systems throughout the world by means of a better understanding of the interaction between language and the law. More specifically, the Association aims to promote:
Furthering the interests of linguists engaged in research on the development and practice of forensic linguistics;