Dean Wendy Collins Perdue’s scholarship spans a number of areas including civil procedure, conflict of laws, land use and public health. Her publications include two case books and numerous articles and book chapters, and her scholarship has appeared in the Virginia Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, Washington Law Review, and the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, among other venues. Before joining the Law School as Dean in 2011, she was an Associate Dean and Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. A recognized leader in legal education, Dean Perdue is a former Vice President of Order of the Coif, the legal education honor society, and has held a number of positions within the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), including chair of its membership review committee, chair of the sections on civil procedure and conflict of laws, and membership on the nominations committee and section on legal education. In 2017, she became president-elect of the AALS. Dean Perdue has also served on the Duke Law School board of visitors and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Legal Education.
“Bridging the Divide: Understanding How Generational Differences Affect the Workplace and Practice of Law,” Virginia Bar Association (Jan. 2016).
Civil Procedure: Cases, Materials, and Questions (1st ed. 1996; 2d ed. 1997; 3d ed. 2001; 4th ed. 2005; 5th ed. 2008; 6th ed. 2012; 7th ed. 2016) (co-authored with Richard Freer), and Teachers' Manual.
Conflict of Laws: American, Comparative, International (1st ed. 1998; 2d ed. 2003; 3d ed. 2012) (co-authored with Symeon Symeonides & Arthur von Mehren), and Teachers' Manual.
What's "Sovereignty" Got to Do With It? Due Process, Personal Jurisdiction, and the Supreme Court, 63 S.C. L. Rev. 729 (2012).
Aliens, the Internet, and "Purposeful Availment": A Reassessment of Fifth Amendment Limits on Personal Jurisdiction, 98 Nw. U. L. Rev. 455 (2004).
The Sources and Scope of Federal Procedural Common Law: Some Reflections on Erie and Gasperini, 46 Kan. L. Rev. 751 (1998).
Conflicts and Dependant Sovereigns: Incorporating Indian Tribes into a Conflicts Course, 27 U. Tol. L. Rev. 675 (1996).
The New Supplemental Jurisdiction Statute -- Flawed But Fixable, 41 Emory L.J. 69 (1992).
Personal Jurisdiction and the Beetle in the Box, 32 B.C. L. Rev. 529 (1991).
Sin, Scandal and Substantive Due Process: Personal Jurisdiction and Pennoyer Reconsidered, 62 Wash. L. Rev. 479 (1987).
Assessing Legal Competencies for Obesity Prevention and Control (with Alice Ammerman & Sheila Fleischhacker), J.L. Med. & Ethics 37 (Summer Supp. 2009).
Improving Legal Competencies for Obesity Prevention and Control (with Alice Ammerman & Sheila Fleischhacker, et al), J.L. Med. & Ethics 76 (Summer Supp. 2009).
Obesity, Poverty, and the Built Environment: Challenges and Opportunities, 15 Georgetown. J. Poverty L. & Pol'y 821 (2008).
A Legal Framework For Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases (with George Mensah, Richard Goodman & Anthony Moulton), 29 Am. J. Prev. Med. 139 (2005).
Public Health and the Built Environment: Historical, Empirical and Theoretical Foundations for an Expanded Role (with Larry Gostin & Lesley Stone), 31 J.L. Med. & Ethics 557 (2004).
The Built Environment and its Relationship to the Public's Health: The Legal Framework (with Larry Gostin & Lesley Stone), 93 Am. J. Public Health 1390 (2003).
Personal Jurisdiction and the Beetle in the Box, in Jurisdiction and Private International Law (2014).
Obesity, Poverty, and the Built Environment: Challenges and Opportunity, in Public Health Law and Ethics: A Reader, 510-519 (Lawrence O. Gostin ed., Berkeley, Cal.: University of California Press rev. 2d ed. 2010).
The Story of Shaffer v. Heitner: Allocating Jurisdictional Authority Among the States, in Civil Procedure Stories (K. Clermont, ed. 2004; 2d ed. 2008).
Building Healthy Cities: Legal Frameworks and Considerations, in Handbook of Urban Health: Populations, Methods and Practice (S. Galea & D. Vladov eds., 2005).
Harry L. Carrico and the Ideal of the Lawyer-Statesman, 47 U. Rich. L. Rev. 759 (2013).
Litigating Federal Healthcare Legislation and the Interstices of Procedure, 46 U. Rich. L. Rev. 691 (2012).
Recent Developments in Federal Jurisdiction and Pleading, in Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2003 7-36 (William P. Frank & John Gardiner eds., New York: Practising Law Institute 2003).
Manipulation of Futures Markets: Redefining the Offense, 56 Fordham L. Rev. 345 (1987).
Cumulative Supplement to R. Casad & W. Richman, Jurisdiction in Civil Actions (3d ed.) (with W. Richman) (annual for the years 2005-2010).
Erie Railroad v. Tompkins, in Oxford Companion to American Law (2001).
Legal Lore: Sin, Scandal, and Substantive Due Process, 18 Litigation 41 (Winter, 1992).
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