Dr. Robert Leonard is qualified to discuss:
- Forensic Linguistics
- Language and Culture
Professor Leonard's specialty of forensic linguistics applies the science of linguistic investigation to issues of U.S. law. Forensic linguistics augments legal analysis by applying rigorous, scientifically accepted principles of analysis to legal evidence like contracts, confessions, and recorded speech.
Dr. Leonard has served as consultant on language and intercultural matters to clients that include The New Yorker magazine, law firms, advertising agencies, television networks, police and government agencies. While an undergraduate at Columbia University, Dr. Leonard co-founded and led the rock group Sha Na Na, and as bass and lead singer performed at the Woodstock Festival, the Fillmores East and West, on television's "The Tonight Show," and in the Academy Award-winning "Woodstock" movie. Dr. Leonard has had extensive experience in the media, both as a recording artist and performer, and as an academic leader in his field.