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Richard Epstein: The Constitution and the Separation of Powers


Join us on Monday, March 18 as the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) hosts law professor, legal scholar and author Richard Epstein who will candidly discuss the disruption in the balance of powers among the three branches of government.

Epstein, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law, will examine the growth in the power of the executive and presidency, how Congress has improperly delegated its powers, and judicial overreach – all while illuminating what the Founders had originally designed for the equal branches.


Richard A. Epstein is the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. He has served as the Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution since 2000. Epstein is also the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago. From 2001 to 2010 he was a director of the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago.

His newest book, The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government (Harvard forthcoming) is currently available for presale here. His previous books include Design for Liberty: Private Property, Public Administration and the Rule of Law (Harvard 2011); The Case Against the Employee Free Choice Act (Hoover 2009); Supreme Neglect: How to Revive the Constitutional Protection of Property Rights(Oxford 2008); Antitrust Decrees in Theory and Practice: Why Less is More(AEI 2007); Overdose: How Excessive Government Regulation Stifles Pharmaceutical Innovation (Yale University Press 2006); How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution (Cato 2006); Cases and Materials on Torts(Aspen Law & Business; 8th ed. 2004); Skepticism and Freedom: A Modern Case for Classical Liberalism (University of Chicago, 2003); Torts (Aspen Law & Business 1999); Principles for a Free Society: Reconciling Individual Liberty with the Common Good(Perseus Books, 1998): Mortal Peril: Our Inalienable Rights to Health Care (Addison-Wesley, 1997); Simple Rules for a Complex World (Harvard, 1995); Bargaining With the State (Princeton, 1993); Forbidden Grounds: The Case Against Employment Discrimination Laws (Harvard, 1992); Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain (Harvard, 1985); and Modern Products Liability Law (Greenwood Press, 1980). He has also edited (with Catherine M. Sharkey) Cases and Materials on the Law of Torts (10th edition 2012).

Professor Epstein also writes a legal column, the Libertarian, found here, and is a contributor to and the SCOTUSblog.

Monday, March 18, 2019
12:00 to 1:30 pm

Park Cities Club
5956 Sherry Lane, #1700

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