Richard Epstein

Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law and Director, Classical Liberal Institute

New York University School of Law

Richard Epstein

Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law and Director, Classical Liberal Institute

New York University School of Law

Richard Epstein is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, at New York University, the Peter and Kirstin Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus and Senior Lecturer, the University of Chicago. He received an LL.D., h.c . from the University of Ghent, 2003, and an LLD h.c . from the University of Siegen in 2018 and the Bradley Prize in 2011. He has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1985. He has edited both the Journal of Legal Studies (1981-1991) and the Journal of Law and Economics (1991-2001). He is also a founder and director of the Classical Liberal Institute at NYU Law School. His most recent book is The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government (2014). His other books include Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain ( 1985); Bargaining with the State (1993); Simple Rules for a Complex World (1995); Principles for a Free Society: Reconciling Individual Liberty and the Common Good (1998); Skepticism and Freedom: A Modern Theory of Classical Liberalism (2003); Design for Liberty: Private Property, Public Administration and the Rule of Law (2011). He has taught courses in administrative law, antitrust, constitutional, contracts, environmental law, land use planning; real property, torts and water law. He has written and spoken extensively on a wide range of topics and writes a regular column for Defining Ideas.

Contributions

Talks with Authors: Administrative Law Theory and Fundamentals: An Integrated Approach

June 11, 2021

Professors Ilan Wurman and Richard Epstein discuss Professor Wurman’s new casebook on administrative law.

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Deep Dive Episode 180 – Book Review: Administrative Law Theory and Fundamentals: An Integrated Approach

June 10, 2021

Professors Ilan Wurman and Richard Epstein discuss Professor Wurman’s new casebook on administrative law.

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Deep Dive Episode 175 – Big Tech and Antitrust

April 29, 2021

The Federalist Society’s Chicago Lawyers Chapter hosted a panel of antitrust experts to discuss the current debates over antitrust law and Big Tech.

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Big Tech and Antitrust

April 27, 2021

The Federalist Society’s Chicago Lawyers Chapter hosted a panel of antitrust experts to discuss the current debates over antitrust and Big Tech.

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Deep Dive Episode 162 – Is Common Carrier the Solution to Social-Media Censorship?

February 17, 2021

Experts discuss the practicality and desirability of using common carrier to regulate social media content moderation.

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Is Common Carrier the Solution to Social-Media Censorship?

February 12, 2021

Experts debate the relevant legal contours and the desirability of a common carrier solution to curbing Big Tech power.

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Deep Dive Episode 129 – Environmental Citizen Suits and SEPs: Do Constitutional and Nondelegation Concerns Outweigh Environmental Benefits?

September 2, 2020

Are Supplemental Environmental Projects–citizen suits filed alongside the government’s environmental enforcement actions–an unconstitutional infringement on a core executive function?

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Deep Dive Episode 121 – Book Review: The Dubious Morality of Modern Administrative Law

July 22, 2020

In this live podcast, Prof. Adam J. White interviews Prof. Richard Epstein about his new book, and then Prof. Epstein fields caller questions on administrative law.

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Deep Dive Episode 96 – New York’s “Rent Stabilization” Law

March 20, 2020

Does New York’s “rent stabilization” law violate the federal Constitution? Richard Epstein and Andrew Pincus discuss.

 

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Deep Dive Episode 87 – The Dubious Morality of Modern Administrative Law

February 11, 2020

This podcast features audio from a recent event held at the University of California, Berkeley, featuring the insights of Richard Epstein and Daniel Farber.

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Letter to Congress: Support an Open and Free Internet

Richard Epstein

March 16, 2018

We support a free and open Internet and we oppose utility regulation of the most dynamic communications platform the world has ever seen.  For these reasons, we encourage Congress to oppose the adoption of a CRA resolution to overturn the RIF Order.

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Further Reflections on the Oil States Case after Oral Argument Before the Supreme Court

Richard Epstein

February 23, 2018

Oil States gives the Supreme Court the chance to stop a process that has already run off the rails. And if it does not, Congress should take steps to restore the proper constitutional balance.

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The Supreme Court Tackles Patent Reform

Richard Epstein

October 27, 2017

Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC is the most important intellectual property case to come before the Supreme Court in many years. It challenges some of the innovative dispute resolution provisions of the 2011 American Invents Act (AIA) the most significant legislative reform of patent law since the Patent Act of 1952. Oil States assumes its vast significance because its outcome will determine, perhaps for decades, the litigation framework for all future patent disputes.

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