John Reed is Thomas M. Cooley Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Michigan Law School. In addition to his decades of service on the Michigan faculty, during which he was repeatedly honored by his students for teaching excellence, Professor Reed has served as dean at the University of Colorado Law School and, in retirement, at Wayne State University School of Law. His visiting appointments have included Harvard, Yale, Chicago, and NYU, among others. He has maintained close contact with courts and the practicing bar in such fields as evidence rules, judicial selection, bar examinations, and continuing education for both lawyers and judges; and he has received distinguished service awards from the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Association of Continuing Legal Education Administrators, and the State Bar of Michigan. He is an Academic Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and serves as its administrative director and editor. His law degrees are from Cornell and Columbia.