Richard Esenberg

Adjunct Professor of Law
Other Courses Taught: 
Employment Law Products Liability Advanced Civil Procedure


 Richard M. Esenberg comes to Marquette University Law School as an accomplished practitioner. For the past ten years, Professor Esenberg served as Vice President and General Counsel of Rite Hite Holding Corporation in Milwaukee. From 1981 to 1997, he was an associate and then partner at Foley & Lardner. Professor Esenberg has overseen international acquisitions and business expansions throughout Europe, Latin America, and Canada. He also has served as lead trial counsel in major intellectual property and advertising litigation and as trial counsel in numerous public-law cases. Professor Esenberg holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and a B.A., summa cum laude, in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He recently published You Cannot Lose If You Choose Not to Play: Toward a More Modest Establishment Clause, 12 Roger Williams Law Review 1 (2006) and his recent paper, "Of Speeches and Sermons: Worship in Limited Purpose Public Forums" is forthcoming in the Mississippi Law Journal. Professor Esenberg is an frequent columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and publishes a blog, Shark and Shepherd. Professor Esenberg's research interests are in law and religion, the regulation and nature of public discourse and state courts and the Wisconsin constitution. He teaches Civil Procedure, Election Law, Wisconsin Supreme Court and Law and Theology.