Richard Epstein • Joseph Straus
Richard A. Epstein. James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, and Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.
Prior to joining the University of Chicago Law School faculty, Epstein taught law at the University of Southern California from 1968 to 1972. He served as Interim Dean from February to June, 2001. He received an LL.D., h.c. from the University of Ghent, 2003. 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, also 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 1991-2001. At present he is a director of the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics.
Joseph Straus. Professor of Law at the Universities of Munich and Ljubljana, Marshall B. Coyne Visiting Professor of International and Comparative Law at George Washington University School of Law, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich, Chairman of the Managing Board of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, and Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution.
Straus received his Law-Diploma in 1962 from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and his Dr. jur. in 1968 from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich. He received Habilitation in 1986 at the University of Ljubljana. He entered private practise from 1968 to 1977; since then he has been with the Max-Planck-Institute. He has taught European and German Patent Law at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität since 1990. He has been a Full Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Ljubljana since 1986.