The reason for the italicized "from" in the title of my remarks is to distinguish it from the comments that I made at our meeting in Tucson four years ago, under the title "On Retiring to a Deanship." For those of you who were not there, I should mention that five years ago, as I was about to reach retirement age at the University of Michigan Law School-what the late William L. Prosser used to call the age of mandatory senility-Wayne State University in Detroit asked me to serve as its dean for a term of five years. Lobbied by our fellow Barrister, James Robinson, one of Wayne's most prominent alumni, seduced by the school's excellence and promise, and reluctant to get off the main track, I accepted the invitation. It was in that first year that I spoke to you about what it was like to make that transition.
Reed, John W. "On Retiring from a Deanship." Int'l Soc'y Barristers Q. 27 (1992): 339-47.