Sarah Ludington began serving as associate dean of academic affairs at Campbell Law on July 1, 2017. Prior to stepping into that role she was an associate professor of law at the law school. A respected scholar in the fields of free speech and privacy law, Ludington’s work has examined the implications of tenure for the speech of professors and methods for deterring the misuse of personally identifiable information. She has also co-authored articles about the history of sovereign debt repudiation and the doctrine of odious debts. Most recently, she published a chapter on the history of USDA farm and food subsidies in Food Fights: How the Past Matters in Contemporary Food Debates (UNC Press 2017).
As associate dean for academic affairs, Ludington serves as the chief academic officer within the law school, reporting directly to the dean. She is responsible for addressing all academic matters, for scheduling classes, and for securing adjunct faculty.
Ludington, who was granted tenure by the university in 2015, has taught in the summer study abroad program that Campbell Law co-sponsors in Cambridge, England. She has also lectured on American constitutional law at University College Cork in Ireland and at the Duke-Geneva Institute in Transnational Law. She will continue to teach courses in constitutional law, information privacy, and civil procedure. Ludington is delighted to be assuming the role of associate dean.
Prior to joining the Campbell Law faculty, Ludington taught legal writing at Duke Law School and practiced law in Washington, D.C. and New York. She held two federal clerkships, for Harry T. Edwards of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for Joyce Hens Green of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She also has significant experience teaching literature and writing in secondary schools.
Ludington received her law degree from Duke Law School with High Honors and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. She received the Hervey M. Johnson writing prize for best published note, was a note editor of the law journal, and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law.