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Richard Posner

Judge Richard A. Posner (b. 1939) is currently a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He is a major voice in the "law and economics" movement, which he helped start while a professor at the University of Chicago Law School.

Posner attended Yale College and Harvard Law School, thereafter clerking for Justice William J. Brennan[?] of the United States Supreme Court during the 1962-1963 term. He joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School in 1969, where he remains a senior lecturer. President Ronald Reagan appointed Posner to the Seventh Circuit in 1981.

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