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Visit by Richard Epstein, University of Chicago

3 June 2004

Visit by Richard Epstein, University of Chicago

Professor Richard Epstein, law professor at the University of Chicago and international authority on labour issues, will visit New Zealand in August as a guest of the New Zealand Business Roundtable.

During his visit he will speak in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch on topics including constitutionalism, employment law, indigenous peoples, affirmative action, property rights, and the case for a flat tax.

Professor Epstein is James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1972. 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. He 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.

He has written numerous articles on a wide range of legal and interdisciplinary subjects, and has taught courses across the legal spectrum. He is the author of 13 books including: Skepticism and Freedom: A Modern Case for Classical Liberalism (2003); Principles for a Free Society: Reconciling Individual Liberty with the Common Good (1998); Forbidden Grounds: The Case Against Employment Discrimination Laws (1992); and Takings: Private Property Under the Power of Eminent Domain (1985).

This will be Professor Epstein's fourth visit to New Zealand as a guest of the New Zealand Business Roundtable. His previous publications for the Roundtable have addressed topics such as the Treaty of Waitangi, natural resource law, health care and education reform.

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