Richard Bierschbach

Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Professor Bierschbach's scholarship focuses on the procedural and institutional structure of criminal justice and its relationship to the substantive and regulatory concerns of the criminal law. He teaches courses in administrative law, corporations, and criminal law, and his work often touches on points of overlap between those fields. His articles have been published in a number of top law reviews, including the flagship journals of Yale, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Michigan, Georgetown, and Virginia.

Before joining Cardozo's full-time faculty in 2005, Professor Bierschbach served as a Bristow Fellow in the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of the Solicitor General, an Attorney-Advisor in its Office of Legal Counsel, and a law clerk to D.C. Circuit Judge A. Raymond Randolph and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. He has also done multiple stints in private practice and has held various leadership roles in the ABA's Criminal Justice and Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Sections. 

He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an articles editor of the Michigan Law Review and the winner of both the Daniel H. Grady Prize (for graduating first in his class) and the Henry M. Bates Award (the law school’s highest honor).

Cardozo students voted Professor Bierschbach "best professor" in 2013.

  • B.A. 1994; J.D. 1997, University of Michigan

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Publications and Multimedia
Agency Enforcement and Prosecution of Regulatory Crimes - Event Audio/Video
Criminal Law and the Administrative State: Defining and Enforcing Regulatory Crimes
June 11, 2014