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University of Richmond names new law school dean

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An associate dean at Georgetown University Law Center has been named dean of University of Richmond’s School of Law.

Wendy Collins Perdue, who also is a law professor at Georgetown, will become dean at the UR school on July 1. She succeeds John G. Douglass, who has been dean since 2008 and a professor of law at the school since 1996

Perdue is scholar of civil procedure and conflict of laws, as well as land use and public health. She has been at Georgetown since 1982.

A graduate of Duke Law School, Perdue clerked for Anthony M. Kennedy, then a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge and now associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. She later practiced in Washington, D.C., before joining Georgetown’s law faculty.

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