Richard A. Epstein is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University, Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Chicago, and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. He received an LLB cum laude from Yale Law School and LLD, hc, from the University of Ghent. He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an Honorary Member of the Law and Economics Association of New Zealand, as well as a Senior Fellow of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago Medical School. He served as editor of the Journal of Legal Studies from 1981 to 1991, and the Journal of Law and Economics from 1991 to 2001.
His numerous books include Antitrust Decrees in Theory and Practice: Why Less Is More; Bargaining with the State; The Case Against the Employee Free Choice Act; Cases and Materials on Torts; The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government; Design for Liberty: Private Property, Public Administration, and the Rule of Law; Free Markets Under Siege: Cartels, Politics and Social Welfare; How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution; Intellectual Property for the Technological Age; Modern Products Liability Law; Mortal Peril: Our Inalienable Rights to Health Care; Overdose: How Excessive Government Regulation Stifles Pharmaceutical Innovation; Principles for a Free Society; Simple Rules for a Complex World; Skepticism and Freedom: A Modern Case for Classical Liberalism; Supreme Neglect: How to Revive the Constitutional Protection for Private Property; Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain; and Torts. He is editor of the books, Economics of Constitution Law; Liberty, Property and the Law; and Economics of Property Law; and he is coeditor of The Vote: Bush, Gore, and the Supreme Court; and Labor Law and the Employment Market. He is also the author of over 250 articles in numerous scholarly journals and popular publications.
Dr. Epstein is a recipient of the Bradley Prize, and he has taught courses in administrative law, antitrust law civil procedure, communications, constitutional law, contracts, corporations, criminal law, criminal procedure, employment discrimination law, environmental law, health law and policy, legal history, labor law, property, real estate development and finance, jurisprudence, labor law, land use planning, patents, individual, estate and corporate taxation, Roman law, torts, water law, and workers' compensation.