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I come here with a sense of gratitude, to the intellectually stimulating BU community of students, staff and faculty, that has taught me so much, and grateful today especially to those who made this event possible. I would like to thank you all for coming, thank Dean O'Rourke for hosting this wonderful event, Mary Gallagher and Cornell Stinson for organizing it, and most especially I thank Phil Beck for his generosity to the Boston University School of Law in funding this Chair. It's immensely flattering to me having been chosen the initial recipient, and flattering to the school that Phil chose us as to receive his gift. The proverb says that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I think that alumni loyalty is probably the most meaningful. The loyalty of its graduates, particularly those who like Phil Beck are leaders of the bar, is one of the best compliments a school can receive on the education and community it provides.



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