Associate Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research
Director, Washington Summer Judicial Externship Program
Location: Worrell 3337
Abigail Perdue specializes in legal research and writing, appellate advocacy, employment law, and bioethics and the law. She is the founding director of the Wake Forest in Washington Summer Judicial Externship Program, and she has an appointment in the Wake Forest University Center for Bioethics, Health & Society in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. She is also the Moot Court Coach for Tulane Law Sports Competition. A graduate of Washington and Lee University and the University of Virginia School of Law, she practiced employment and accessibility law at the New York City office of Proskauer Rose before joining the faculty of Washington and Lee University and the School of Law where she taught, inter alia, employment law and genetic law and served as a Consultant to the Pre-Law Program. Prior to joining Wake Law's faculty, Abigail clerked for the Honorable Mary Ellen Coster Williams of the United States Court of Federal Claims and the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where she handled cases involving vaccine law, patent law, etc. She has published articles on a range of topics, such as genetic discrimination, and has served as a contributing writer to Employment Law 360 -- a national legal publication.
Abigail was named Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee of the Legal Writing Institute in 2014.