Harvey Levin Award Winner
DAVID RUDOVSKY TEACHES part-time but with full-time commitment. That is why, at graduation, he received the Harvey Levin Award from the Class of 2004. “It is an award that I really do cherish because it’s from the students,” says Rudovsky.
Being named the best
teacher is all the more
remarkable given that Rudovsky
spends half of his
worklife teaching and half running a private practice – and
neither suffers. How does he manage to do double duty?
Basically, he relies on the mercy of the court. A partner in the
public service law firm of Kairys, Rudovsky, Epstein & Messing,
Rudovsky says judges usually accommodate him by scheduling
trials (at least those involving civil cases) when he is not teaching,
though sometimes he has had to rush from Law School to court.
Rudovsky has maintained this professional split personality
for 17 years. The faculty’s only Senior Fellow, Rudovsky taught
trial advocacy as an instructor for a number of years. However,
he wanted to do more teaching, so he approached the administration
and worked out an arrangement, in 1988, in which
he teaches one course – either evidence, criminal procedure or
criminal law – per semester.