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Lash has been a good friend for many years, and it is a pleasure to have this opportunity to reflect about him. I well remember our first meeting, in the late 1970s. He had been to a meeting in Wisconsin-the first meeting of the Critical Legal Studies Conference, as I remember-and stopped to spend the night in Chicago on the way home. We had corresponded a couple of times, but never met, and what a pleasure it was to meet him: full of intelligence, openness, and laughter, with a moral center and a deep sense of human limitation. We talked and laughed by the fire until late in the evening. This was one of those occasions when you meet someone for the first time and just know that you will be friends.