About the Dean

A Message from Dean Wendy C. Perdue

Dear Friends,

Our goal at the University of Richmond School of Law is to prepare students to flourish in all aspects of their professional lives. That means equipping our students with the core knowledge every lawyer needs, while instilling an innovative mindset to help each individual navigate to their best future. 

In working toward that goal, we’ve accomplished something pretty remarkable together. We’ve built a community of lawyers who are fierce advocates for their clients; who give back to their communities; who advance the cause of justice; and who think critically and act ethically to serve their profession. The world needs great lawyers – and Richmond Law lawyers have met that need in spades for over 150 years.

I hope you enjoy getting to know more about Richmond Law. Thanks to our exceptional community, our future is bright for the next 150 years and beyond.

Wendy C. Perdue
Dean and Professor of Law