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Thank you for inviting me here today. I feel privileged to deliver this lecture honoring Daniel Meador, a beloved alumnus, former Dean, and colleague.

I congratulate the organizers of this year's three-part lecture series for choosing the topic "Risk and the Law." The topic is timely, full of rich possibilities for analysis, and as contentious as any matter in legal academics today. If you attend all of the lectures - mine, plus those by Professors Simon and Sunstein - I believe you will begin to see why issues of risk are so important and so hard, and I am certain you will come away with quite different lessons from each of us. Mine, of course, will be the least controversial.


Meador Lecture Series 2004-2005: Risk and the Law