NYU's Richard Epstein to deliver Pound Lecture on March 4

Released on 02/26/2014, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2014

WHERE: Hamann Auditorium, Ross McCollum Hall, East Campus Loop and Fair Street

Lincoln, Neb., February 26th, 2014 —
Richard Epstein
Richard Epstein

            Richard Epstein, one of the most influential thinkers in legal academia, will deliver the annual Roscoe Pound Lecture at the University of Nebraska College of Law on March 4.

            The talk will begin at noon in the Hamann Auditorium at Ross McCollum Hall, East Campus Loop and Fair Street. It is free and open to the public.

            Epstein, Lawrence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University, will discuss modern financial takings law. He will argue that there are many cases, such as the recent dispute over the private stock holdings in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, where courts often do not supply enough protection to property interests against confiscation, and other cases, like the pension claims by union workers against the state, where the constitutional protection is too strong. Epstein will develop a unified approach to government takings to explain why today's dominant legal approach has it backwards.

            Epstein is known for his research and writings on a broad range of constitutional, economic, historical and philosophical subjects. His many books include "Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain" (1985) and "Simple Rules for a Complex World" (1995).

            He has taught courses spanning the legal landscape, including on administrative law, antitrust, communications, constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, environmental law, food and drug law, health law, labor, jurisprudence, patents, property, Roman law, torts and water.

Writer: Molly Brummond

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