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Barbara Dudley
Barbara Dudley

Barbara Dudley, B.A., J.D.


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Barbara Dudley received her BA in Political Science with honors in Social Thought from Stanford University in 1967, and her JD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1971.  Ms. Dudley was a Lecturer in the UC Berkeley School of Criminology in 1973 and 1974. She practiced law in California with California Rural Legal Assistance and with the Agricultural Labor Relations Board.  

In 1983, she became the President and Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild headquartered in New York City; from 1987 to 1992 served as Executive Director of a New York based Unitarian Universalist charitable foundation; from 1992 to 1997 was Executive Director of Greenpeace USA; and in 1998 was appointed Assistant Director for Strategic Campaigns of the national AFL‑CIO.  

In 1999, Ms. Dudley moved to Oregon where she has been a partner in a family business, Bethel Heights Vineyard, since 1978. She is also a founder of and Senior Policy Advisor to the Oregon Working Families Party.  She currently serves on the Portland Workers Rights Board as well as the boards of the Oregon Center for Public Policy, Family Forward Oregon, the National Lawyers Guild Foundation.

Ms. Dudley has been an adjunct assistant professor at Portland State since 2000.  She has taught courses in Political Science, Public Administration, and Sociology, including courses on the World Trade Organization, History and Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector, Advocacy and Political Participation, Globalization of Civil Society, Social Sustainability, and the Politics and Economics of Student Debt. Ms. Dudley is a Senior Fellow at the Hatfield School’s Center for Public Service.