Visiting Faculty

Susan Dudley

Applied Linguistics Specialist
sdudley2@richmond.edu
Room: Refectory 202

Susan D. Dudley has worked to educate international students for over two decades. Ms. Dudley received her Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the field of Education, Curriculum, Culture and Change concentration. She obtained her M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and her B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from West Virginia University. She has worked closely with a great number of international students as an ESL expert at several institutions such as VCU, University of Maryland, Towson University, and Fairmont University. As the Applied Linguistics Specialist in the School of Law at the University of Richmond, Ms. Dudley works with international law students to enhance their written and oral English language communication skills. Ms. Dudley has co-developed academic law courses for our international students and has worked with law faculty to develop and co-teach curricular modules in Legal English as well as provide feedback on students' written projects. Ms. Dudley also provides one-on-one and small group tutorials for the international law students. In her free time, Ms. Dudley enjoys snow skiing, swimming, hiking, reading, and being with family and friends.

David Johnson

Trial Advocacy
djohnso7@richmond.edu 
Room: 209

Shortly after graduating from the University of Richmond School of Law in 1983, Dave Johnson began a career as a Public Defender that lasted nearly 37 years. He joined the newly formed Richmond Public Defender Office as an Assistant PD in 1986 and was named the Chief Public Defender 3 years later. In 2005, he was the named the Executive Director of the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission where he oversaw Virginia’s 28 Public Defender offices until his retirement in August of 2022. A past president of the Richmond Criminal Bar Association and recipient of the Association’s Craig S. Cooley Award, Johnson was named by Virginia Lawyers weekly as one of their Leaders in the Law in their inaugural class of 2006. He has served on the Department of Criminal Justice Services Board, the Board of Governors for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Curriculum Committee of the National Association for Public Defense, as Co-Chair of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference, as a member of the Commonwealth’s Evidence Based Decision Making State Policy Team, as a Governor’s appointee to the Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Prevention, and on the Virginia State Bar’s Criminal Discovery Reform Task Force. In 2021, Dave was inducted into the Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame.

Anne Toomey McKenna

Evidence
amckenna@richmond.edu
Room: 213 A

Anne Toomey McKenna, formerly Penn State Dickinson Law’s Distinguished Scholar of Cyber Law & Policy and co-hire with Penn State’s Institute for Computational & Data Sciences (ICDS), moved to Richmond this past year from Maryland, and joins us as a Visiting Faculty Member. Professor McKenna remains Affiliated Faculty with ICDS. At Penn State’s Law Schools, she taught Civil Procedure, Evidence, Information Privacy Law, and Cyberlaw in Practice (a course she developed). Professor McKenna is also a trial attorney with two-plus decades of complex civil litigation experience in federal and state courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Her work includes representing, advising, consulting, and educating government agencies, courts, businesses, educational institutions, and individuals about these increasingly intersecting subject matter areas: emerging technologies and the law, including artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, and biometric systems; electronic surveillance; data laws and data practices (including health, financial, and PII privacy compliance and handling breaches); school and workplace privacy; website practices and terms; geolocation tracking and geodata; social media and online content/speech/tort issues, including mis- and disinformation and national security; statutory claims, including ECPA and CFAA; and electronic evidence.

Robin Meier

Legal Analysis & Writing I & II
rp7kj@richmond.edu
Room: L251 B

A native Richmonder and University of Richmond undergraduate alumna, Robin Meier has practiced in various areas of civil litigation for the past eighteen years. She spent most of her career as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, representing the United States in civil matters, including civil rights, medical malpractice, employment, torts, habeas, and immigration. Over the last several years, Ms. Meier has taught legal writing to first-year law students at the William and Mary School of Law and Advanced Legal Writing at the University of Richmond School of Law. As a Visiting Professor of Legal Analysis and Writing, she works closely with first year law students on legal analysis and effective written communication.