July 26, 2012 17:54 Age: 2 yrs

Emory Law Welcomes Three New Faculty Members for Fall 2012

Three new professors with expertise in war and legal history, legal writing and research, and the societal impact of debt and bankruptcy will join Emory Law’s faculty this fall.

Mary Dudziak previously taught at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Rafael Pardo and Sue Payne join Emory Law from the University of Washington School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law, respectively.

Dudziak will direct Emory Law’s new Project on War and Security in Law, Culture and Society. A nationally acclaimed historian, Dudziak’s research focuses on international approaches to legal history and the impact of war on American democracy. She writes extensively about the impact of foreign affairs on civil rights policy during the Cold War and other topics within 20th-century American legal history. Read more about Dudziak and the Project on War and Security in Law, Culture and Society. She received her AB from the University of California–Berkeley and her JD, MA, MPhil. and PhD from Yale University. Dudziak clerked for the late Judge Sam J. Ervin III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and was a professor of law and history at the University of Iowa.

Pardo holds the Robert T. Thompson Chair at Emory Law. He specializes in bankruptcy and commercial law. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal, and the chair of the American Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Creditors' and Debtors' Rights. Pardo has previously taught at Tulane and Seattle Universities. He has written extensively on bankruptcy and student loan debt, including recent publications co-authored with Emory Law Professor Jonathan Nash. Prior to teaching, Pardo was an associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York City. He also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Prudence Carter Beatty of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. He earned a BA at Yale College and received his JD from New York University School of Law.

At Northwestern, Payne taught Basics of Contract Drafting to second- and third-year law students and LLM and LLM-K candidates. She also taught a contract-drafting module to all of Northwestern’s first-year law students. She specializes in legal research and writing, and has also directed or served as advisor for legal writing programs at Loyola University Law School and John Marshall Law School. Prior to teaching, she was a partner at Butler, Rubin, Saltarelli & Boyd in Chicago. She was vice-president and corporate counsel for Information Resources Inc., also in Chicago. Payne earned her BA at Denison University, her MA at Ohio State University and her JD at Northwestern.

Also, alumna and former Robert W. Woodruff Fellow Margo Bagley 96L will return to Emory Law again in spring 2013 as a visiting professor. Bagley is a professor of law at the University of Virginia School of Law. While an assistant professor at Emory Law, she helped develop the TI:GER program (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results). Bagley will be visiting Emory Law this spring for the second year of a three-year visiting professor appointment.

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