University of Wisconsin–Madison

Dean Daniel Bernstine

Dean Daniel Bernstine

Daniel Bernstine became the Law School’s first dean of color in 1990. He served in that position until 1997. Under challenging financial conditions, he saw the Law School through a $16 million renovation that modernized classrooms, provided space for clinical programs and increased space for the Law Library. At an international conference on legal education in 1996, he said:

“Law schools must continue to identify new financial resources without depending exclusively on tuition increases or state taxpayers to support higher education costs. In most instances, law school alumni must be the primary resource to support the expanding financial costs of legal education.”
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