Dudley O. McGovney

Dudley O. McGovney


Dean of Law

Biographical Information

Dudley O. McGovney held degrees from University of Indiana, Harvard University, and Columbia University. During college, he served in the Spanish-American War, and he spent two years teaching in the Philippines after graduation. He served as dean of University of Iowa College of Law from 1916 to 1925. Dean McGovney spearheaded an effort to recruit women students, particularly during dwindling enrollment by male students during World War I.

He also taught law at University of Illinois, Tulane University, University of Missouri, and University of California. His work focused on contracts and constitutional law. He died in 1947.



Dudley O. McGovney & Pendleton Howard, Cases on Constitutional Law, 3rd ed. (Bobbs-Merrill 1955)
Dudley O. McGovney, The American Suffrage Medley: The Need for a National Uniform Suffrage (University of Chicago Press 1949)
Dudley O. McGovney, Cases on Constitutional Law, 2nd ed., selected, edited and arranged by Dudley O. McGovney. (Bobbs-Merril Co. 1935)
Dudley O. McGovney, Cases on Constitutional Law, Selected and Annotated (Bobbs-Merril Co. 1928-1929)

Book Chapters

Dudley O. McGovney, "Our Non-Citizen Nationals, Who Are They?" in Legal Essays in Tribute to Orrin Kip McMurray (University of California Press 1935)
Dudley O. McGovney, "Part VII: Interstate Commerce," in Modern American Law (Blackstone Institute 1921)


Dudley O. McGovney, "The Anti-Japanese Land Laws of California and Ten Other States," 35 Cal. L. Rev. 7 (1947)
Dudley O. McGovney, "British Privy Council's Power to Restrain the Legislatures of Colonial America: Power to Disallow Statutes: Power to Veto," 94 U. Pa. L. Rev. 59 (1945-1946)
Dudley O. McGovney, "Racial Residential Segregation by State Court Enforcement of Restrictive Agreements, Covenants or Conditions in Deeds is Unconstitutional," 33 Cal. L. Rev. 5 (1945)
Dudley O. McGovney, "British Origin of Judicial Review of Legislation," 93 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1 (1944-1945)
Dudley O. McGovney, "A Supreme Court Fiction: III, How Congress Has Been Dissuaded from Withdrawing the Jurisdiction That Is Based upon Fiction," 56 Harv. L. Rev. 1225 (1942-1943)
Dudley O. McGovney, "A Supreme Court Fiction: II, The Fiction at Work," 56 Harv. L. Rev. 1090 (1942-1943)
Dudley O. McGovney, "A Supreme Court Fiction: Corporations in the Diverse Citizenship Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts," 56 Harv. L. Rev. 853 (1942-1943)
Dudley O. McGovney, "Reorganization of the Supreme Court," 25 Cal. L. Rev. 389 (1936-1937)
Dudley O. McGovney, "Naturalization of the Mixed-Blood--A Dictum," 22 Cal. L. Rev. 377 (1933-1934)
Dudley O. McGovney, "Race Discrimination in Naturalization," 8 Iowa L. Bull. 211 (1923)
Dudley O. McGovney, "Race Discrimination in Naturalization," 8 Iowa L. Bull. 129 (1923)
Dudley O. McGovney, "Ineligibility of a United States Senator or Representative to Other Federal Officers," 7 Iowa L. Bull.152 (1922).
Dudley O. McGovney, "Executor of His Own Wrong," 6 Iowa L. Bull.65 (1921).
Dudley O. McGovney, "Is the Eighteenth Amendment Void Because of its Contents?" 20 Columbia L. Rev.499 (1920).
Dudley O. McGovney, "Self-Criminating and Self-Disgracing Testimony Code Revision Bill," 5 Iowa L. Bull.174 (1920).
Dudley O. McGovney, "Privileges or Immunities Clause: Fourteenth Amendment," Iowa L. Bull.219 (1918).
Dudley O. McGovney, "The Webb-Kenyon Law and Beyond," 3 Iowa L. Bull.145 (1917).
Dudley O. McGovney, "American Citizenship Part II," 11 Colum. L. Rev. 326 (1911)
Dudley O. McGovney, "American Citizenship," 11 Colum. L. Rev. 231 (1911)
Dudley O. McGovney, "French Nationality Laws Imposing Nationality at Birth," 5 Am. J. Int'l L. 325 (1911)