Georgetown Law School Prof to Present ‘Risk and the Law’ Lecture at UA School of Law

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Lisa Heinzerling of the Georgetown Law Center will deliver The University of Alabama School of Law’s first “Risk and the Law” lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the law school’s Moot Courtroom. The lecture will begin at 11 a.m. and is open to the public.

Heinzerling received her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 1983 and her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1987. During law school, she served as editor-in-chief of the University of Chicago Law Review. She clerked for Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and then for Justice William Brennan of the U.S. Supreme Court. For three years, she practiced environmental law in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office.

Heinzerling serves as vice president of the Center for Progressive Regulation, a think tank regarding issues related to the regulation of health, safety, and the environment. She also has been a visiting professor at the Harvard and Yale Law schools. She is a co-author of Priceless: On Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing (with Frank Ackerman, The New Press, 2004).

The “Risk and the Law” lecture series will bring the nation’s leading experts in the field to the UA School of Law to discuss various aspects of risk assessment and management. In spring 2005, Jonathan Simon of the University of California at Berkeley and Cass Sunstein of the University of Chicago Law School will deliver the lecture. The series is part of the Daniel J. Meador Lecture Series, which was established in 1994 to honor the UA law school’s former professor and dean.


Jennifer McCracken, Communications Manager, UA School of Law,, 205/348-5195