About Richard Posner

Richard Posner is probably the greatest living American jurist. He has sat on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago since 1981, and written several thousand opinions during that time. Posner is also well known for his extra-judicial writings and his deep affection for most members of the animal kingdom.

He is a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School where he maintains a personal site with links to many of his publications. He also writes a blog in association with Gary Becker, a professor of sociology and economics.

For a closer look at Posner, see Larissa MacFarquhar, "The Bench Burner," The New Yorker, Dec. 10, 2001, pg. 78.