B.A., 1994, J.D., 1997, University of Michigan
Areas of Expertise
Richard Bierschbach teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, administrative law, and corporations. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of criminal law and procedure, with an emphasis on the relationship of procedural and institutional design to substantive criminal law concerns. His articles have been published or are forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Virginia Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, and Minnesota Law Review, among other journals.
Bierschbach attended the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an articles editor of the Michigan Law Review and the recipient of both the Daniel H. Grady prize for graduating first in his class and the Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship Award, the law school’s highest honor. He served as a law clerk for Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Before joining Cardozo’s full-time faculty in 2005, Bierschbach was a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General, an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel, and an associate in private practice. He co-chairs the Amicus Practice Committee of the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section.