Mary L. Dudziak is a leading U.S. legal historian. After she clerked for Judge Sam J. Ervin, III, of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, she began her teaching career at the University of Iowa College of Law, while simultaneously pursuing a Ph.D. in American Studies at Yale. She was an Associate Professor of Law from 1986 to 1990, and was a full Professor of Law from 1990 until 1998. Professor Dudziak then moved to the University of Southern California Law School, first as a Visiting Professor, in 1997. In 2001 she was named the Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Professor of Law, with joint appointments in History and Political Science. In 2012 she moved to Emory University, where she is Director of the new, interdisciplinary Project on War and Security in Law, Culture and Society, and the Asa Griggs Candler Professor (designate). Professor Dudziak earned her Ph.D. and M.A., M.Phil. in American Studies from Yale University, her J.D. from Yale Law School, and an A.B. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.