Dean Richard Bierschbach Named a Notable Leader in Education

Congratulations to Dean Richard Bierschbach who has been named one of the 2023 Notable Leaders in Higher Education by Crain's Detroit Business.

**Originally posted in Crain's Detroit Business. 

Wayne Law School’s national ranking rose to 56th from 100th in six years under Richard Bierschbach’s deanship, “Richard Bierschbach stands out as the most impactful dean in over 50 years," said Wayne State Law Professor Alan Schenk. “He energized his staff, the faculty and students to achieve the very ambitious goals he set when he arrived.”

Dean Richard Bierschbach

Bierschbach launched new partnerships and programs, including a ‘holistic defense partnership’ between the law school and school of social work.

He also created additional revenue sources with a new law department for non-JD programs, like a master of studies in law degree, an undergraduate minor in law and a Bachelor of Arts in law.

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