Dudley Warner Woodbridge began teaching at William & Mary after receiving an A.B. in 1922 and Juris Doctor in 1927, both from the University of Illinois. He served as the acting dean of the School of Jurisprudence from 1942-1946 while Theodore Cox served in the army during World War II. In 1948 Woodbridge was once again asked to serve as the acting dean, and was ultimately appointed Dean of the School of Jurisprudence in 1950. Woodbridge was at the helm when the Department of Jurisprudence became the Marshall-Wythe School of Law in 1953 and retired from his responsibilities as Dean in 1962. He would go on to teach until 1966.

For more than 30 years Dudley W. Woodbridge was the editor of the Virginia Bar Notes that supplemented the Richmond Bar Review. The 1968 Edition of the Virginia Bar Notes is available here.

Dudley Woodbridge's publications are available here.

1996

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Remembering "The Eighth Wise Man", Herb Kelly, Ernest Goodrich, Emeric Fischer, John E. Donaldson, Rodney Johnson, R. Harvey Chappell Jr., James P. Whyte Jr., T. H. Spainhour, and Julia Woodbridge Oxreider
1996 William & Mary Lawyer 6-9

1978

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Dudley Warner Woodbridge: Professor and Humanitarian, Julia Woodbridge Oxreider
8 Colonial Lawyer 8-12 (1978)

1969

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In Memorium: Dudley Warner Woodbridge

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Woodbridge, Dean Emeritus Of W&M Law School, Dies
Daily Press (October 21, 1969)

1968

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Speech by Dean Dudley Warner Woodbridge during the Spring 1968 Semester, Dudley Warner Woodbridge

1966

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Woodbridge Feted on Retirement
9 News Letter 1, 3, 5-6 (Summer 1966)

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Dedication: Dudley Warner Woodbridge, Joseph Curtis and Harrop A. Freeman

1962

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Law Teacher is Honored By W&M

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Burgess Day 1962: Tributes in Recognition of Dudley Warren Woodbridge, College of William & Mary

1961

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W&M Dean Speaks at Law Seminar, Says Changes Needed in State Laws

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Three Papers from the Annual Meeting Held on October 26 and 27, 1961 in Williamsburg, Virginia, William F. Swindler, James A. Servies, and Dudley Warner Woodbridge

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Some Needed Changes in the Tort Law of Virginia, Dudley Warner Woodbridge
3 William and Mary Law Review 3-14 (1961)

1956

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W&M's Law Dean Began Career on 'Pure Chance', Jo Hyde

1955

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Charter Observance Set

1954

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Law Award Established At W&M

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Radar in the Courts, Dudley Warner Woodbridge
40 Virginia Law Review 809-817 (1954)

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Short History of the Marshall Wythe School of Law, Dudley Warner Woodbridge

1952

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Rights of the States in Their Natural Resources Particularly as Applied to Water, Dudley Warner Woodbridge
5 South Carolina Law Quarterly 130-140 (1952-1953)

1950

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W&M Plans to Graduate Law Students

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Woodbridge Named Dean of W&M Law