Levin College of Law

Legal scholar to address Wall Street reform at UF Law’s Dunwody Lecture

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – One of the most cited and well-respected modern scholars in the field of law and economics will argue against the constitutionality of last year’s Wall Street Reform Act at the Florida Law Review’s 30th annual Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law Friday, March 25, at 11 a.m. at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Richard A. Epstein, the Laurence A. Tisch professor of law at the New York University School of Law, will give the lecture titled, “The Constitutionality of the Wall Street Reform Act,” at 11 a.m. in UF Law’s Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, Holland Hall 180.

“Richard Epstein is one of the greatest thinkers in law of his generation,” said UF Law Assistant Professor Daniel Sokol – who had Epstein for a professor at the University of Chicago. “It is a great honor to host him.”

Epstein – a proponent of small government – argues that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act signed into law in July by President Barack Obama puts too much power in the government’s hands and puts too many restrictions on the banking system.

Epstein is the James Parker Hall distinguished service professor of law emeritus lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School where he taught from 1972 to 2010. He has also been the Peter and Kristin Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution since 2000.

The Florida Law Review Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law series was established by the U.S. Sugar Corporation and the law firms of Dunwody, White, & Landon, P.A. and Mershon, Sawyer, Johnston, Dunwody & Cole in honor of Elliot and Atwood Dunwody. The honorees were brothers who dedicated their lives to the legal profession and who set a standard of excellence for The Florida Bar. As graduates of the University of Florida College of Law, they labored long, continuously and quietly to better the social and economic conditions in Florida.

The series is intended to perpetuate the example set by the Dunwody brothers by providing a forum for renowned legal scholars to present novel and challenging ideas.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will also be available via webcasts at http://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/mediasite/SilverlightPlayer/Default.aspx?peid=76c4e5cca6fb493fa35ede84535d0b411d.

For additional information:
Matt Walker, UF Law Communications
352-273-0650 or mlwalker@law.ufl.edu

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