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Edward P. Richards

Clarence W. Edwards Professor of Law

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Selected Publications

Law Review Articles

Edward P. Richards, The Hurricane Katrina Levee Breach Litigation: Getting the First Geoengineering Liability Case Right, 160 U. PA. L. REV. PENNUMBRA 267 (2012). Full Text

Edward P. Richards, Dangerous People, Unsafe Conditions The Constitutional Basis for Public Health Surveillance, 30 Journal of Legal Medicine 25:50 (2009). Full Text


Edward Richards, Legal Framework for Obesity Control, CDC Internal Policy Document (2006).

Edward Richards, What the Doctor Didn't Say: The Hidden Truth about Medical Research (Oxford 2006) with Jerry Menikoff. Full Text

Chapters in Books

Edward P. Richards, Making State Public Health Laws Work for SARS Outbreaks, in Emerging Infectious Diseases, 356-357 (2004).

Edward P. Richards, Blood-borne and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, in LAW IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE (2002).

Edward P. Richards, Public Health Law, in PUBLIC HEALTH AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 1147-1154 (1998).

Edward P. Richards, Legal Aspects of STD Control: Public Duties and Private Rights, in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (1989).

Edward P. Richards, The Role of Law Enforcement in Public Health Emergencies: Special Considerations for an All-Hazards Approach, in Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice (2006).

Electronic Publications

Edward P. Richards, Public Health Law Map. Full Text


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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Phone: 225/578-7595

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