Professor Abigail Perdue

About the Director

Founding Program Director Abigail Perdue teaches Appellate Advocacy and Legal Writing, Analysis, and Research at the Wake Forest University School of Law.  Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Perdue practiced employment law at the New York City office of Proskaur Rose and then clerked for the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Honorable Mary Ellen Coster Williams of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Professor Perdue created the Wake Forest in Washington Summer Judicial Externship Program in the Fall of 2012 so that Wake Forest Law students could also experience the incredible opportunity of working with the amazing men and women at her former courts.  Professor Perdue is in residence in Washington, D.C., for the duration of the program so that she may provide on-site assistance to participating judges, special masters, and students. For more information regarding Professor Perdue, please visit her faculty profile at