Founder, President, and General Counsel
Rick Esenberg is the founder and current President and General Counsel of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, a rapidly expanding law and policy organization headquartered in Milwaukee.
Rick is a frequent columnist in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and commentator in both the local and national media. He writes the “Culture Con” column for WI Magazine and is a frequent contributor to Right Wisconsin. His work has been featured in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, National Review Online and US News & World Report. Formerly on the faculty of Marquette University Law School, his scholarship has appeared in such publications as the Harvard Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Wake Forest Law Review and William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal.
Rick 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. In addition to service on the Marquette Faculty, he was formerly a litigation partner at Foley & Lardner and General Counsel of an international manufacturing firm headquartered in Wisconsin.
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