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This Article is the transcript of a panel presented at Emory’s Third Biennial Conference on Transactional Education. The panel focuses on techniques for teaching risk allocation as part of transactional skills classes. The panelists describe their approaches to teaching risk allocation, from syllabus design to final evaluations. How can a professor help students to understand the basic concepts of risk, the role risk plays in business and legal decisions, and how they can help clients manage risk. The techniques for teaching risk allocation include hypotheticals, visual aids, and hands-on assignments. The panelists each take their students down a different path to arrive at similar locations.

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Dana Malkus, Scott Stevenson, Eric J. Gouvin & Usha Rodrigues, The Lawyer’s Toolbox: Teaching Students about Risk Allocation, 14 TRANSACTIONS 319 (2013).