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Edward P. Richards

Clarence W. Edwards Professor of Law

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2006-2007 Biography

Professor Richards received his undergraduate degree in biology and behavioral science from Rice University, studied human physiology and medicinal chemistry as a graduate student at Baylor College of Medicine and then the University of Michigan, before receiving his J.D. from the University of Houston and his M.P.H. from the University of Texas School of Public Health. He was the Ruby M. Hulen/UMKC Professor of Law at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law and Director for the Center for Public Health Law. Since June 1, 2002, he has been the Harvey A. Peltier Professor of Law at the Louisiana State University Law Center, and Director of the Program in Law, Science, and Public Health. Professor Richards has specialized in health and public health law for more than 25 years. He has acted as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies, and has authored more than 100 articles and books on medical and public health law. For more information, see


B.A., 1972, Rice University
J.D., 1978, University of Houston
M.P.H., 1983, University of Texas School of Public Health

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Office: 426
Phone: 225/578-7595

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