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About David S Caudill

Professor Caudill joined the Villanova law faculty in 2005 as Professor of Law and the first Arthur M. Goldberg Family Chair.
Professor Caudill earned his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, and was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review, and Articles Editor of the Houston Journal of International Law. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the Free University of Amsterdam, and his B.A. in philosophy from Michigan State University. More recently he has completed postdoctoral graduate work at the Science and Technology Studies Program at Virginia Tech, and at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. He received a SKAPP grant in 2007 to study local water pollution controverses, and he was the 2007/2008 Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) Fellow, in residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (Philadelphia) in the spring of 2008.
After graduating from the University of Houston Law Center, Professor Caudill clerked for the Honorable John Brown of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit before joining Gray, Cary, Ames & Frye in San Diego and then Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody in Austin. While in Austin, he also taught as adjunct professor at the University of Texas. He joined the Washington and Lee faculty in 1989. He also has taught as visiting faculty at the University of Texas, Southern Illinois University, Cardozo School of Law and the University of Florida, and is a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law Faculty, where he teaches expert evidence and entertainment law in alternate summers.
Professor Caudill's research and scholarly interests focus on law and science studies, law and literature, and sports and entertainment law.


Present Arthur M. Goldberg Family Chair, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Present Professor of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

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  • Property
  • Law, Science, and Advocacy
  • Legal Profession (Professional Responsibility)

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Phone: 610-519-7085

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