Richard Epstein

March 13, 2015

Richard Epstein is the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, where he has taught since 1972.  He is also a visiting professor at the New York University School of Law and is the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.  Epstein has published 14 books.  His Torts and Cases and Materials on Torts textbooks are widely used in law schools across the nation. He has written numerous articles on a wide range of legal and interdisciplinary subjects.  In 1985, Epstein published Takings: Private Property and Eminent Domain, a book about the Fifth Amendment and the limits of the government’s power to use eminent domain to take private property.  The book has been cited four times by the U.S. Supreme Court. Takings has been called an “instant classic” and a “must read” in the debate about eminent domain and property rights in America.