94 Va. L. Rev. 1281 (2008)
A Tribute to Earl C. Dudley, Jr.

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VOLUME 94             OCTOBER 2008              NUMBER 6
John C. Jeffries, Jr.*
E ARL Dudley joined the Law School faculty in 1989. It is not
unusual for new professors to arrive with a few years of prac-
tice experience, but Earl had an entire career before he entered
teaching. Earl graduated from the Law School in 1967, where he
was, on any reckoning, the most distinguished student. He served
as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review and received the Hyde
Award given annually to the graduate whose scholarship, charac-
ter, personality, activities in the affairs of the school, and promise
of achievement most warrant special recognition. He immediately
went to the Supreme Court, nominally as law clerk to retired Jus-
tice Stanley Reed, but actually spending most of his time with the
Chief Justice of the United States, Earl Warren.
At the Supreme Court, Earl worked on Terry v. Ohio1 and Pow-
ell v. Texas2-both cases still taught in law school today. After a
year at the Court, Earl began a remarkably varied and successful
practice career, embracing both private firms and public service.
He started at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C.,
then moved to Williams & Connolly, one of the nation's premier
litigation firms. There Earl honed his skills as a courtroom lawyer.
He also successfully represented the Democratic National Commit-


* David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, the University of Vir-
'392 U.S. 1 (1968).
2392 U.S. 414 (1968).

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