Professor Giesel named Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor Grace Giesel has agreed to be the Dean for Academic Affairs at Brandeis School of Law. She is the holder of the Bernard Flexner Professor of Law in recognition of her demonstrated excellence in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service, as well as her commitment to continue this high level of achievement.
Professor Giesel, who succeeds Professor Rick Nowka in the role, is a past recipient of the Law School Teaching Excellence Award, University Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County Achievement in Excellence (Lifetime Achievement) Award.
According to Dean Susan Duncan, Professor Giesel is also a favorite of the students, often earning some of the highest student evaluations in the school, and is a frequent presenter of CLES for the bench and bar.
"She is known for her student-centered approach and will be the perfect person to design schedules and help develop curriculum reforms that will best prepare our students for their careers," said Dean Duncan. "I thank Rick Nowka for his service this year and welcome Grace in this new role next year. I am most grateful to both of them for serving us in this capacity."