ON-Lion Letter
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee has announced that one of four 2011 Bradley Prizes will be awarded to Richard A. Epstein.  Epstein is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University Law School, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus at The University of Chicago Law School.

Epstein will be presented with the award during a ceremony to be held at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 11.  Each award carries a stipend of $250,000.

"Richard Epstein's contributions to his students' understanding of so many areas of the law are immeasurable," said Michael W. Grebe, president and chief executive officer of the Bradley Foundation.  "His research, teaching and writing have brought clarity to the law and have helped to advance freedom."

Known for scholarship in a broad range of constitutional, economic, and historical subjects, Epstein is recognized as one of the nation's most-influential legal thinkers.  He is the author of a number of books, including Takings:  Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain and Simple Rules for a Complex World.

The selection was based on nominations solicited from more than 200 prominent individuals across the country and chosen by a Selection Committee.

"Through the Bradley Prizes, we recognize individuals like Richard Epstein and Allan Meltzer who have made outstanding contributions, in hopes that others will strive for excellence in their respective fields," said Grebe.
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