Richard Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, has won a 2011 Bradley Prize from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in recognition of his talent in and dedication to the field of law. One of four winners chosen from among more than 200 prominent individuals nationwide, Epstein, an influential expert in constitutional law, health law and policy, property rights, and torts, will receive the prize, which includes a $250,000 stipend, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on May 11.

“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.”

The Bradley Foundation’s mission is to support limited government; a dynamic marketplace for economic, intellectual, and cultural activity; and the defense of American ideas and institutions.

“It is a great honor indeed to be selected for the Bradley Prize in recognition of my past academic scholarship,” said Epstein. “It is especially gratifying that this award comes in my first year as a full-time faculty member of the NYU School of Law, which I am confident will continue to support and strengthen my work in the years to come.”

Posted on March 31, 2011