Tulsa Law Review to Host Eighth Annual Scholarship Symposium

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Tulsa Law Review's Eighth Annual Legal Scholarship Symposium will highlight the scholarship of Richard A. Epstein, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law and director of the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics Program at the University of Chicago Law School. The symposium is scheduled for March 26-27 in the Price & Turpen Courtroom in John Rogers Hall.

Along with his post at the University of Chicago, Epstein currently is the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a visiting professor at New York University Law School.

Epstein has taught law at the University of Chicago since 1972. His classes have included civil procedure, constitutional law, contracts, corporations, health law and policy, labor law, real estate development and finance, jurisprudence, labor law, and workers' compensation. He has also published numerous books and articles on a range of subjects including antitrust, government regulation, the Constitution, employment discrimination, and other legal and interdisciplinary subjects. 

He received an A.B. in 1964 from Columbia College, a B.A. in 1966 from Oxford University, and an LL.B. in 1968 from Yale University.

Ten distinguished professors from institutions around the country will discuss Epstein’s scholarship at the symposium, including three of his colleagues from the University of Chicago. Each visiting scholar will focus on a different aspect of his scholarly work. After each presentation there will be a question and answer session moderated by a TU College of Law professor.

The Symposium begins with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, and the program begins at 9:00 a.m. The program runs for the full day Thursday, finishing at approximately 4:30 p.m. On Friday, breakfast is at 9:30 a.m., and the program begins at 10:00 a.m., concluding at 3:15 p.m.  For those seeking CLE credit, the cost is $125 for TU Law alumni, $150 per attorney, and $75 for educators.

Jimmy Hart