Panel: "Are Antidiscrimination Laws Hostile to Freedom or Essential to It?"


Location: Oak Room at South Dining Hall (View on map )


Are Antidiscrimination Laws Hostile to Freedom or Essential to It?

Please join us as we host a conversation with Professor Richard Epstein (University of Chicago Law, New York University School of Law) and Matthew Coles (UC Hastings College of Law, ACLU).

Complimentary lunch begins at 11:30 am, the discussion begins at 12:00 pm.  This event is free and open to the public.

About the speakers:

Matt Coles teaches Constitutional Law, Elections and Sexuality at UC Hastings College of Law. He is the former Deputy Legal Director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). He also directs the ACLU's Center for Equality, which includes the ACLU's work on Voting, Racial Justice, Immigration and Disability Rights.

Richard A. Epstein is the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law and Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. Epstein started his legal career at the University of Southern California, where he taught from 1968 to 1972. He served as Interim Dean of the Law School from February to June 2001. He is also the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University, and the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.