J.D. Northwestern University [cum laude, Order of the Coif]
B.A. M.A. University of Chicago [philosophy]
Professor Gudel came to law from a background in philosophy. After earning degrees at the University of Chicago, he taught philosophy and humanities for five years at the Illinois Institute of Technology, the University of Chicago, and Ohio State University. After law school, Gudel, practiced at the Chicago firm of Schiff Hardin & Waite, where he specialized in labor and employment law, and general litigation.