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Lee Epstein, an internationally renowned scholar of law and judicial politics joined the USC Gould School of Law faculty in fall 2011. Epstein is the Rader Family Trustee’s Chair in Law and the Provost Professor of Law and Political Science at the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. She is also an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Political and Social Science. In 2013-14, she will serve as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar.
A recipient of 12 grants from the National Science Foundation for her work on law and legal institutions, Epstein has authored or co-authored over 100 articles and essays, as well as 15 books, including The Choices Justices Make, which won the Pritchett Award for the Best Book on Law and Courts and, more recently, the Lasting Contribution Award "for a book or journal article, 10 years or older, that has made a lasting impression on the field of law and courts." The Constitutional Law for a Changing America series received the Teaching and Mentoring Award from the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association. Her most recent book, The Behavior of Federal Judges, with William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner, was published by Harvard University Press in January 2013.
A recipient of countless accolades for her dedication to research and her students, Epstein joined USC Gould from Northwestern, where she held the Henry Wade Rogers Professorship, a university-wide chair.