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Richard Epstein

Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law

Richard A. Epstein is the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, where he serves as a Director of the Classical Liberal Institute, which he help found in 2013. He has served as the Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution since 2000. Epstein is also the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago. He has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1985 and has been a senior fellow of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago Division of Biological Sciences since 1983. He was a winner of the Bradley Prize in 2011. Epstein has written numerous articles on a wide range of legal and interdisciplinary subjects, as well as over 15 books; his most recent is The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government (Harvard U. Press, 2014). His next book, The Dubious Morality of Modern Administrative Law (Manhattan Institute), will be published this coming fall. Epstein is at work on the 12th Edition (with Catherine Sharkey) of Cases and Materials in Torts (Wolters Kluwer 2020). He writes a weekly column for the Hoover Institution’s Defining Ideas, and a monthly column for the Las Vegas Journal Review, and appears regularly in the Wall Street Journal, and other publications. He does a weekly podcast, the Libertarian with Troy Senik, a monthly podcast, Law Talk, with Troy Senik and John Yoo, and a regular podcast, Reasonable Disagreements with Adam White. He is also a frequent guest on the John Batchelor Show.