Photograph: Myrl L. Duncan.

Myrl L. Duncan

Professor of Law
B.A., University of Kansas, 1970
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1975
LL.M., Columbia University School of Law, 1981
J.S.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1988
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Room 304
"Teaching gives me the opportunity to explore legal subjects in depth, something you can't do in the rough-and-tumble practice of law. I love reading, thinking, and writing, but most of all interacting with students. Not only do my teaching responsibilities match perfectly with the issues I care most about, but those issues are on the dynamic cutting edge of the law. I actually get paid to do the two things I love most: teach and continue to learn and think about the environment and ways to protect natural resources."

Prior to joining the Washburn Law faculty in 1977, Professor Duncan clerked for the Kansas Supreme Court. He is admitted to practice law in Kansas and served as a member of the Kansas Board of Law Examiners.

Professor Duncan is an environmentalist, affiliated with the boards of several environmental organizations. In 1995-96 he served as the Natural Resources Law Institute Fellow at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon, where he explored natural resource issues and wrote about the historic tension between environmental regulation and private property.

Professor Duncan is the Faculty Advisor to the Washburn Law Journal.

Professor Duncan's Justice Quote:

"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance" – Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, University of Capetown, South Africa, June 6, 1966

Professor Duncan's Recommended Reading on Racial Justice:

Teaching Responsibilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Property I
  • Public Land Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Federal Indian Law
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Shirley Jacobson
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