Richard W. Duesenberg
Professor of Law, 1967-1968

Richard Duesenerg was both a law professor and a member of corporate counsel for much of his career.  The two roles frequently overlapped.  When Duesenberg became a professor of law at Duke in 1967, he was also senior attorney for Monsanto, an agrochemical company.  After leaving Duke Duesenberg became a faculty member at Louisiana State’s Banking School South.  He taught at LSU until 1983, and remained corporate counsel until 1996.

Richard Duesenberg completed his B.A. and LL.B. degrees at Valparaiso University in 1951 and 1953, and earned an LL.M. at Yale in 1956.  From that year until 1962 he taught in the law school at NYU, serving as the director of their Law Center Publications Office for his last two years there.  Duesenberg began working at Monsanto in 1963.  Since retiring from corporate practice he has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge and a visiting professor of law at St. Louis University.  Duesenberg has contributed to legal publications, served in several other corporate counsel positions, and been active in philanthropy.


Duke University, School of Law, Bulletin of Duke University School of Law [serial]

Duesenberg, Richard William, 2011-2012 Who’s Who in American Law 290

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