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Georgetown’s Wendy Perdue is new UR law dean

The University of Richmond has named Georgetown Law Center assistant dean Wendy Perdue as dean of the UR law school, to succeed John Douglass who is stepping down to return full time to the classroom.

“She was the clear first choice of our stakeholders, and we’re delighted she will be joining us this summer,” said Richmond provost Stephen Allred in a news release.

Perdue was one of four finalists for the UR deanship, including Jeff Rosen, Joel Reidenberg, and Michael Seigel. Her scholarship has focused on civil procedure and conflict of laws, as well as land use and public health. She clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy when he was on the 9th U.S. circuit Court of Appeals.

By Peter Vieth

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