Virginia Lawyers Media has selected Wendy Perdue, dean of the University of Richmond School of Law, as one of its 2014 “Influential Women of Virginia.”

The awards program recognizes the outstanding efforts of women in the commonwealth in all fields, including law, business, health care, education and the arts. Individuals are selected for making notable contributions to their chosen professions, their communities and society at large.

The honorees will be introduced at a gala ceremony May 22. One “Influential Woman of the Year,” selected by vote of the 38 honorees themselves, will be announced.

Perdue has served as law school dean at Richmond since 2011, coming from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as associate dean and professor of law. Her scholarship spans areas including civil procedure, conflict of laws, land use and public health.

She received a B.A. from Wellesley College and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law. She serves on the board of governors of the Virginia Bar Association and the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools.

# # #

Dean, University of Richmond School of Law
Professor of Law
Civil Procedure
Conflict of Laws
Land Use
Legal Education