Richard A. Epstein
- James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law
- Director, Law & Economics Program
Richard Epstein has taught courses in civil procedure, communications, constitutional law, contracts, corporations, criminal 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, and workers' compensation.
Mr. Epstein has taught at the Law School since 1972. He has also been the Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution since 2000. Prior to joining the University of Chicago Law School faculty, he taught law at the University of Southern California from 1968 to 1972. He served as Interim Dean from February to June, 2001.
Education: A.B., 1964, Columbia College; B.A., 1966, Oxford University; LL.B., 1968, Yale University.