Visiting Faculty

Susan Dudley

Applied Linguistics Specialist
sdudley2@richmond.edu
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.

Robin Meier

Advance Legal Analysis & Writing
rp7kj@richmond.edu
Room: 304

A native Richmonder and University of Richmond undergraduate alumnus, Robin Meier has practiced in various areas of civil litigation for the past sixteen 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. More recently, Ms. Meier taught introductory legal writing to first-year law students at the William and Mary School of Law. As a Visiting Assistant Professor in Advanced Legal Writing, Ms. Meier will work with students as they become more proficient legal writers through intensive practice and individualized feedback.

Leigh Melton

Elder Law Practicum | Interviewing, Negotiating, and Counseling
lmelton@richmond.edu
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.