H. Richard Beresford Adjunct Professor of Law (Fall term)
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Contact Information

Cornell Law School
Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Fax: (607) 255-7193
Email: rb65@cornell.edu

Professional Biography

H. Richard Beresford, Adjunct Professor of Law, received his B.A. in 1952 from YaleUniversity; J.D. in 1955 from Harvard, and an M.D. in 1963 from the University of Colorado. He was admitted in Colorado in 1955 and had a private law practice in Denver from 1955 to 1959; an Intern and Assistant Resident in Medicine at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in 1963-64; and was Resident and Fellow in Neurology from 1966 to 1968. He was the Director in the Dept. of Neurology at Denver General Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Medicine (Neurology), University of Colorado from 1968 to 1971. He was an Associate Professor and Professor of Neurology at Cornell University Medical College from 1971 to 1991. He was a Visiting Investigator at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, N.Y. from 1990 to 1992. He has been a Professor of Neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine since 1991. He has taught Law and Medicine, Bioethics and Law, HIV Disease and Law, Health Care Reform, Mental Health Law, Bioterrorism and Public Health Law, Health Law. He will teach Health Law in the fall semester.


B.A. 1952, Yale University
J.D. 1955, Harvard Law School
M.D. 1963, University of Colorado