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Further strengthening its expertise on legal reform in America, the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research in New York City has appointed Richard A. Epstein as a visiting scholar of its Center for Legal Policy (CLP).  Epstein, the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor at The University of Chicago Law School, is one of the country's leading voices on legal issues and one of the most-cited scholars in the legal academy.

A longtime contributor to CLP's PointofLaw.com website, Epstein will be a visiting professor this Fall at the New York University Law School.  Through a series of CLP lectures and symposia throughout the rest of this year, he will explore topics ranging from U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence to securities litigation to health care.

"Richard Epstein was talking about liability reform long before there was a 'tort-reform' movement, and he is one of the leading thinkers in many diverse areas of the law," CLP director James Copland said.  "The Manhattan Institute has enjoyed a long-standing collaboration and friendship with Professor Epstein, and we look forward to a richer, more-formalized relationship this Fall."

Since 1977, Epstein has edited one of the leading torts casebooks, which is now in its ninth edition.  He is also a prolific author of books and law-review articles.

Epstein is a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University in California, as well.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports the Manhattan Institute in general and the PointofLaw.com site in particular.  Many students of Epstein at The University of Chicago Law School, where he directs the John M. Olin Program on Law & Economics, have participated in the Bradley Fellowship Program.

Bradley supports projects at the Hoover Institution, too.
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