Visiting Faculty

Susan Dudley

Applied Linguistics Specialist
Room: 255

Susan D. Dudley has worked to educate international students for over two decades. Ms. Dudley is a Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the field of Education, Curriculum, Culture and Change concentration and has obtained her M.A. degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and her B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from West Virginia University. She has been working very 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.

Anne Toomey McKenna

Room: L251B

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
Room: 304

A native Richmonder and University of Richmond undergraduate alumnus, 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 will work closely with first year law students on legal analysis and effective written communication.

Leigh Melton

Elder Law Practicum | Interviewing, Negotiating, and Counseling
Room: 260

Leigh Melton has practiced law in Maryland for 20 years, representing clients in criminal, juvenile, domestic, landlord/tenant, contract dispute, personal injury, elder law, real estate, mediation, small claims, and appellate work. For six years she was adjunct faculty member at the University of Baltimore School of Law, and has been an adjunct professor for three years at Richmond Law before becoming a visiting professor.

As a member of the Board of the Maryland Professionalism Center created by the State Court of Appeals, Prof. Melton taught the mandatory professionalism course administered twice annually to all new members of the Maryland Bar and headed their mentoring program. She was president of Mid-Shore Pro Bono, a non-profit that ensures equal access to civil justice through connecting low income individuals and families in need of civil legal help with volunteer attorneys and community resources.