John Terry Dundon is an attorney and language instructor with experience teaching both English and law in a variety of institutional contexts in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to his teaching career, Professor Dundon practiced as an attorney at the law firms of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. His practice at all three firms focused on private equity fund formation and management. Professor Dundon also served as a judicial law clerk on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and he maintains active bar admission in New York, the District of Columbia, and California.

Professor Dundon received a B.A. in philosophy and French from the University of Virginia, a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, and an M.A. in applied linguistics from Columbia University. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in sociolinguistics at Georgetown University’s Linguistics Department, where his research focuses on language policy, discourse analysis, and the intersections of law and language.


Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

John T. Dundon, ‘A Shifting Precipice of Unsettled Law’? A Survey of How U.S. Courts Treat Expert Testimony Using Forensic Stylistics, 30 Int’l J. Speech Language & L. 119-137 (2023).

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

John Terry Dundon, Language Ideologies and Speaker Categorization: A Case Study from the U.S. Legal System, Int’l J. Legal Discourse, Apr. 18, 2024, at 1-27.