AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation announced today that Professor Richard A. Epstein has joined the Foundation in the role of Senior Fellow. He will collaborate on research and writing projects for the Foundation’s Center for Tenth Amendment Studies.

“It is an honor to welcome Richard, one of this country’s foremost constitutional experts, to our organization,” said Foundation president Brooke Rollins. “His expertise falls in line with our ongoing pursuit of how to restore proper balance between federal government, states, and individual liberty, the focus of our Center for Tenth Amendment Studies.”

Epstein is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University, the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus and Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, and the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He has written more than 20 books, and is considered one of the luminaries of the “Chicago school” of law and economics.

“The Texas Public Policy Foundation has quickly become one of the premier state-based think tanks in the nation,” said Epstein. “It is a privilege to join them in the pursuit of a limited government, ensuring that the strong system of individual rights as outlined in the U.S. Constitution remain accessible to all citizens.”

Epstein graduated summa cum laude from Columbia with a B.A. in 1964. He received a B.A. in jurisprudence from Oxford in 1966 and graduated cum laude from Yale Law School with an LL.B., now a J.D. in 1968. He began his teaching career at the University of Southern California Law School. His areas of expertise run the gamut, from administrative law, antitrust law, communications law, constitutional law, corporation criminal law, employment discrimination law, environmental law, food and drug law, health law, labor law, Roman law, real estate development and finance, and individual and corporate taxation.

The Foundation’s Center for Tenth Amendment Studies was established to pursue the restoration of the Constitution’s original system of checks and balances through which citizens can restrain their own government and thereby enjoy their unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Center will accomplish this through research and outreach to policymakers and the public.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit free-market research institute based in Austin.

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