Lectures & Events

Justified Monopoly? Common Strands in the Regulation of the Pharmaceutical and Telecommunications Industry
Dean Lindsey Cowen Business Law Lecture
MAR 30, 2005
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
The Dean Lindsey Cowen Business Law Lecture was established in 2002 with a generous gift from the Ferry Family Foundation. The Cowen lecture will be delivered annually at the law school and will consist of a major public address where experts from the academy, legal and business communities, or government will address key topics in the field of business law and regulation. Speakers will also be in residence at the law school for several days to encourage direct interaction with students and faculty. This lectureship offers a lasting tribute to Lindsey Cowen who served as professor and dean of the law school from 1972 through 1982. Under Cowen's leadership, the law school grew, both in endowment and reputation. This lecture, while honoring an important leader in the history of the law school, is also an integral component of the School of Law's Center for Business Law and Regulation.
Speaker Information
Richard A. Epstein
James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law
University of Chicago Law School

Richard A. EpsteinRichard A. Epstein is the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, where he has taught 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 of 2001. He received a LL.D., h.c. from the University of Ghent, 2003. He has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1985 and a Senior Fellow of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago Medical School since 1983. Professor Epstein served as editor of the Journal of Legal Studies from 1981 to 1991, and of the Journal of Law and Economics from 1991 to 2001. At present, he is a director of the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics.

Professor Epstein has written numerous articles on a wide range of legal and interdisciplinary subjects. His books include Skepticism and Freedom: A Modern Case for Classical Liberalism (University of Chicago, 2003); Cases and Materials on Torts (Aspen Law & Business; 7th ed. 2000); 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 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.

Professor Epstein received his A.B. from Columbia College, his B.A. from Oxford University, and his LL.B. from Yale University.
Additional Information
The lecture is free and open to the public. There is no fee for CLE credit for this event and registration is not required.

Reception following lecture at the School of Law.

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