Mary L. Dudziak

Mary Dudziak

Position: 

Professor of Law

Biographical Information

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.

Publications

Book Chapters

Mary L. Dudziak, “Josephine Baker, Racial Protest and the Cold War,” in The African American Voice in U.S. Foreign Policy since World War II, Michael L. Krenn, ed. Garland Press, 1998.
Mary L. Dudziak, “The Courts,” An Encyclopedia of the United States in the Twentieth Century, Stanley I. Kutler, ed. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons; London: Simon & Schuster and Prentice Hall International, 1996.
Mary L. Dudziak, “Desegregation as a Cold War Imperative,” reprinted in Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge, Richard Delgado, ed., Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1995.
Mary L. Dudziak, “Desegregation as a Cold War Imperative,” reprinted in The Era of Integration and Civil Rights, 1930-1990, Paul Finkelman, ed., New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1992.
Mary L. Dudziak, “Just Say No: Birth Control in the Connecticut Supreme Court before Griswold v. Connecticut,” in Toward a Usable Past: Liberty under State Constitutions, Paul Finkelman and Stephen E. Gottlieb, eds. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1991.

Articles

Mary L. Dudziak, “The Little Rock Crisis and Foreign Affairs: Race, Resistance and the Image of American Democracy,” 70 Southern California Law Review 1641, 1997.
Mary L. Dudziak, “The Supreme Court and Racial Equality During World War II,” 1996 Journal of Supreme Court History 35.
Mary L. Dudziak, “Josephine Baker, Racial Protest and the Cold War,” 81 Journal of American History 543, 1994.
Mary L. Dudziak, “Just Say No: Birth Control in the Connecticut Supreme Court before Griswold v. Connecticut,” 75 Iowa Law Review 915, 1990.
Mary L. Dudziak, “Desegregation as a Cold War Imperative,” 41 Stanford Law Review 61, 1988.
Mary L. Dudziak, “The Limits of Good Faith: Desegregation in Topeka, Kansas, 1950-1956,” 5 Law & History Review 351, 1987.
Mary L. Dudziak, “Oliver Wendell Holmes as a Eugenic Reformer: Rhetoric in the Writing of Constitutional Law,” 71 Iowa Law Review 833, 1986.

Book Reviews

Mary L. Dudziak, Review of Power and Prejudice: The Politics and Diplomacy of Racial Discrimination, by Paul Gordon Lauren, 8 Constitutional Commentary 330,1991.
Mary L. Dudziak, Review of The National Lawyer’s Guild: From Roosevelt through Reagan, by Ann Fagan Ginger and Eugene H. Tobin, 34 American Journal of Legal History 104,1990.