October 31, 2006: Richard Epstein
The well-known libertarian and influential legal scholar will discuss the question, "Has Modern Complex Litigation Outgrown the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures? The Case of Antitrust."
Epstein, the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, is widely considered one of the most influential legal voices of our time. His perspectives often challenge mainstream viewpoints, and are articulated in several books and a large collection of articles on a broad range of legal and interdisciplinary subjects. His teaching has been similarly broad in scope. Some of his published works include Principles for a Free Society: Reconciling Individual Liberty with the Common Good, Mortal Peril: Our Inalienable Rights to Health Care, Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain, and Skepticism and Freedom: A Modern Case for Classical Liberalism.
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