Patrick O. Gudridge

Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar

J.D. 1976, Harvard Law School

Phone: (305)284-2261
Office: G365

Patrick Gudridge is Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar at University of Miami School of Law. He served as Vice Dean of the law school from 2009-2016.

While a student at the Harvard Law School he worked as principal research assistant for Professor Laurence Tribe in connection with initial drafting of the first edition of American Constitutional Law. Graduating in 1976, Gudridge clerked for Justice Mathew Tobriner of the California Supreme Court before joining the UM law faculty in 1977. In 1983, Gudridge was promoted to professor and served as associate dean from 1990 through 1994.

In 1991 and 1992, Gudridge assisted Justice William Brennan in organizing and teaching the seminar taught at UM following his retirement from the United States Supreme Court.

In 2002-03 Gudridge served as consultant to the chair of the Federal Trade Commission, involved inter alia in development and constitutional defense of the "Do Not Call" regime.

Professor Gudridge teaches United States constitutional law, along with a wide range of other courses, having served as visiting professor at the Georgetown, Michigan, and Penn law schools. His writing has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, and the University of Miami Law Review, among other widely read journals.


In Tribute: Frank I. Michelman, 125 Harvard Law Review 889 (2012).

Paper Tectonics, Journal of Law and Interdisciplinary Studies 17 (2011).

Emergency, Legality, Sovereignty: Birmingham, 1963, Sovereignty, Emergency, Legality, with Austin Sarat, 72-119 (2010).

Complexity and Contradiction in Florida Constitutional Law, 64 University of Miami Law Review 879 (2010).

Random Heterogenous Materials? The Robert Williams Book, News from Florida, the Stuff of State Constitutional Law Reconceived, 41 Rutgers Law Journal 931 (2010).

A Hidden History of Affirmative Obligation, 42 Tulsa L. Rev. 857 (2007).

An Anti-Authoritarian Constitution? Four Notes, 91 Minn. L. Rev. 1473 (2007).

Pangloss, 61 U. Miami L. Rev. 763 (2007).

The Constitution Glimpsed From Tule Lake, 68 Law & Contemp. Probs. 81 (2005).

Just Recently, Back When, 117 Harv. L. Rev. 1745 (2004).

Ely's Gifts, 58 U. Miami. L. Rev. 961 (2004).

The Anti-Emergency Constitution, with Laurence Tribe, 113 Yale L.J. 1801 (2004).

Mit Schlag (Repetitions), 57 University of Miami Law Review 607 (2003).

Remember Endo?, 116 Harv. L. Rev. 1933 (2003).

The Office of the Oath, 20 Const. Comment. 387 (2003).

The Law of Peoples. By John Rawls. Cambridge, London: Harvard University Press, 1999, 95 The American Journal of International Law 714 (2001).

Carrington, Cooley, Kennedy, Klare, 22 Cardozo Law Review 837 (2001).

Public Privacy (Self-Government), 53 University of Miami Law Review (1999).

Ely, Black, Grotius & Vattel, 50 University of Miami Law Review 81 (1995).

Title VII Arbitration, 16 Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law 209 (1995).

Florida Constitutional Theory (For Clifford Alloway), 48 University of Miami Law Review 809 (1994).

Legislation in Legal Imagination: Introductory Exercises, 37 University of Miami Law Review 493 (1983).

False Peace and Constitutional Tradition, 96 Constitutional Fate, by Philip Bobbitt. New York: Oxford University Press. 1982. pp. xii, 285. Harvard Law Review 1969 (1983).

Privileges and Permissions: The Civil Rights Act of 1875, 8 Law and Philosophy 83 (1983).

The Persistence of Classical Style, 131 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 663 (1983).

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