Wayne Law names Lund new associate dean for research and faculty development

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Professor Christopher Lund has been named Wayne State University Law School’s new associate dean for research and faculty development.

The role, which was first held by Professor Jonathan Weinberg, supports and promotes faculty scholarship and academic achievement.

Since joining Wayne Law in 2009, Lund has taught a variety of courses, including Torts, Contracts, Constitutional Law, Religious Liberty in the United States, and Evidence, and has been voted Professor of the Year seven times.

“During his time at Wayne Law, Professor Lund has established himself as an amazing partner for the school, and has been a leading scholar in the field of religious liberty,” said Dean Richard A. Bierschbach. “I know how valuable his insights will be in his new role. He is the ideal choice to continue the outstanding work Professor Weinberg has done to showcase the local, national and global impact our faculty have.”

Lund taught at the Mississippi College School of Law prior to joining Wayne Law. Before teaching, he clerked for the Hon. Karen Nelson Moore on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, served as the Madison Fellow at Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and practiced law at Dechert LLP in Philadelphia. Lund earned his law degree with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law and his bachelor’s from Rice University, summa cum laude, with majors in mathematics and psychology.

Winner of the 2017 Berman Prize for Excellence in Scholarship by the Law and Religion Section of the American Association of Law Schools for his piece, Religion is Special Enough, Lund has served as chair of the Association’s Section on Constitutional Law, as well as chair of the Section on Law and Religion and the Section on New Law Professors.

Professor Weinberg, who served as associate dean since 2018, will continue in his role as a professor of law at Wayne Law.


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