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Wendy Collins Perdue
Dean, University of Richmond School of Law
Professor of Law
Courses Taught Civil Procedure Conflict of Laws
Profile

A recognized leader in legal education, Dean Wendy Collins Perdue is Immediate Past President of the Association of American Law Schools and a former Vice President of Order of the Coif, the legal education honor society. She has held a number of other significant positions within legal education and the bar, including the Editorial Board of the Journal of Legal Education and the Board of Governors of the Virginia Bar Association. Dean 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 ReviewNorthwestern Law ReviewWashington 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.

Presentations
Presenter, "The Dean's Suite & Beyond: A Panel on University Leadership," Female Leadership in Academia, Washington & Lee School of Law (October 2019)
Panelist, "Engaging Key Constiuencies," Promoting Diversity in Law School Leadership, Villanova Law School (August 2019)
Presenter, "," SAPLA Conference, Campbell University Law School (March 2019)
Memberships
Former President and Committee Member, AALS Executive Committee
Member, Duke Law School Board of Visitors
Member, Virginia Bar Association Board of Govenors (2013 - 2014)
Vice President, Order of the Coif (2009 - 2011)
Executive Committee Member, Order of the Coif (2006 - 2009)
Chair, AALS Section on Conflict of Laws (2008 - 2008)
Member, Lexis/Nexis, Law School Publication Advisory Board (2005 - 2007)
Member, AALS Nominations Committee (2005 - 2005)
Chair, AALS Membership Review Committee (2002 - 2004)
Member, ABA Section on Legal Education, Committee on Law School Administration (2002 - 2004)
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Legal Education (2001 - 2004)
Executive Committee Member, AALS Section on Civil Procedure (1999 - 2001)
Chair, AALS Section on Civil Procedure (2000 - 2000)
Professional Experience
Dean & Professor of Law (2011 - present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Associate Dean for the J.D. Program (2010 - 2011)
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs (2005 - 2011)
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
Vice-Chair (1998 - 2007)
Montgomery County Planning Board, Montgomery County, MD
Associate Dean for the J.D. Program (1999 - 2004)
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
Associate Dean for Research (1998 - 1999)
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
Associate (1979 - 1982)
Hogan & Hartson, Washington, DC
Law Clerk to the Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy (1978 - 1979)
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Publications
Journal Articles

Building Bridges, 67 Journal of Legal Education 655 (2017).

Harry L. Carrico and the Ideal of the Lawyer-Statesman, 47 University of Richmond Law Review 759 (2013).

Litigating Federal Health Care Legislation and the Interstices of Procedure, 46 University of Richmond Law Review 691 (2012).

Assessing Competencies for Obesity Prevention and Control, Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 37 (with Alice Ammerman et al.) (2009) (Summer Supplement).

Improving Legal Competencies for Obesity Prevention and Control, The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics Supplement 76 (with Sheila Fleischhacker et al.) (2009).

Obesity, Poverty and the Built Environment: Challenges and Opportunities, 15 Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy 821 (2008).

A Legal Framework For Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases, 29 American Journal of Preventive Medicine 139 (with George Mensah et al.) (2005).

Legal Frameworks for Chronic Disease Prevention, 32 Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 35 (with George Mensah et al.) (2004).

Smart Growth for Community Development, 32 Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 27 (with Carol Maclennan et al.) (2004).

Public Health and the Built Environment: Historical, Empirical and Theoretical Foundations for an Expanded Role, 31 The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 557 (with Larry Gostin et al.) (2003).

Sin, Scandal, and Substantive Due Process, 18 Litigation 41 (1992).

Personal Jurisdiction and the Beetle in the Box, 32 Boston College Law Review 529 (1991).

Finley v. United States: Unstringing Pendent Jurisdiction, 76 Virginia Law Review 539 (1990).

Manipulation of Futures Markets: Redefining the Offense, 56 Fordham Law Review 345 (1987).

Can a Competitor Bring Suit to Stop a Merger (85-473), 1986-1987 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 108 (1986).

Book Chapters

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 (University of California Press) (Lawrence Gostin, ed.) (2010).

The Story of Shaffer v. Heitner: Allocating Jurisdictional Authority Among the States, in Civil Procedure Stories (2008).

Building Healthy Cities: Legal Frameworks and Considerations, in Handbook of Urban Health: Populations, Methods and Practice (S. Galea et al., eds.) (2005).

The Story of Shaffer v. Heitner: Allocating Jurisdictional Authority Among the States, in Civil Procedure Stories (2004).

Recent Developments in Federal Jurisdiction and Pleading, in Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2003 (2003).

Erie Railroad v. Tompkins, in Oxford Companion to American Law (2001).

Book Reviews

Review: Law, Universities, and the Challenge of Moving a Graveyard, 50 University of Richmond Law Review 3 (2015).

Textbooks

Procedure and Private International Law (ed.) I & II (Edward Elgar Publishing) (2017).

Civil Procedure: Cases, Materials, and Questions (with Richard Freer) (2012).

Conflict of Laws: American, Comparative, International (with Symeon Symeonides et al.) (2012).

Civil Procedure: Cases, Materials, and Questions (with Richard Freer) (2008).

Civil Procedure: Cases, Materials, and Questions (with Richard Freer) (2005).

Conflict of Laws: American, Comparative, International (with Symeon Symeonides et al.) (2003).

Civil Procedure: Cases, Materials, and Questions (with Richard Freer) (2001).

Conflict of Laws: American, Comparative, International (with Symeon Symeonides et al.) (1998).

Civil Procedure: Cases, Materials, and Questions (with Richard Freer) (1997).

Civil Procedure: Cases, Materials, and Questions (with Richard Freer) (1996).

Instructional Materials

Cumulative Supplement to R. Casad & W. Richman, Jurisdiction in Civil Actions (3d ed.), (with W. Richman) (2010).

Cumulative Supplement to R. Casad & W. Richman, Jurisdiction in Civil Actions (3d ed.), (with W. Richman) (2009).

Cumulative Supplement to R. Casad & W. Richman, Jurisdiction in Civil Actions (3d ed.), (with W. Richman) (2008).

Cumulative Supplement to R. Casad & W. Richman, Jurisdiction in Civil Actions (3d ed.), (with W. Richman) (2007).

Cumulative Supplement to R. Casad & W. Richman, Jurisdiction in Civil Actions (3d ed.), (with W. Richman) (2006).

Cumulative Supplement to R. Casad & W. Richman, Jurisdiction in Civil Actions (3d ed.), (with W. Richman) (2005).

Magazine/Trade Publications
Newspaper Articles

The Built Environment and its Relationship to the Public's Health: The Legal Framework, 93 American Journal of Public Health 1390 (with Lesley Stone et al.) (2003).

In the News

UR Law School Provides Pro Bono Services For Low Income Seniors (Urban Views Weekly)
Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

'State of legal education is excellent,' says new law school association president (Yahoo Finance)
Wed., Jan. 2, 2019

How you can help solve the access to justice problem (Relativity)
Wed., Nov. 28, 2018

4 barriers blocking access to justice (and how to help break them)
Thu., Nov. 8, 2018

What type of salary you can expect with your law degree (US News)
Thu., Jul. 26, 2018

As one of Kennedy's few female clerks, law dean recalls her job - and her son's - with the Justice (Law.com)
Thu., Jun. 28, 2018

Legal education in 'perilous moment' as leaders gather to examine its future (Law.com)
Thu., Apr. 12, 2018

Proposed student loan changes may deter law applicants (US News)
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018

Proposed changes to student loans worry Law School Association's new president (Law.com)
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018

Getting to know: Wendy Collins Perdue with the University of Richmond School of Law (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017

The best small cities for law school graduates (GoodCall)
Wed., Jun. 10, 2015

Law schools see sharp drop in enrollment (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Sun., Feb. 22, 2015

The subtle brilliance behind Richmond Law's dumb ad (The Wall Street Journal)
Tue., Jul. 2, 2013

Funeral held for former chief justice of state's high court (Richmond Times-Dispatch and Individual.com)
Sun., Feb. 3, 2013

Is getting a J.D. a good investment? (PreLaw)
Sun., Apr. 1, 2012

What is law school for, anyway? (The National Law Journal)
Mon., Jan. 16, 2012

Education
J.D., Duke University School of Law 1978
B.A., Wellesley College 1975
Contact Information
Room 202-B, Law School
(804) 289 1779
(804) 289 8992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Civil Procedure
Conflict of Laws
Land Use
Legal Education