Washington, D.C., Summer Judicial Externship offers students breadth of experience

Photo of Wake Forest Law Professor Abigail Perdue posing outside the Worrell Professional Center

Professor Abigail Perdue

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington, D.C., Summer Judicial Externship Program has completed another successful summer in the nation’s capital, according to Professor Abigail Perdue, founding director of the Washington, D.C., Summer Judicial Externship Program.

“The program just completed another successful summer in Washington,” she explained.  “Students externed at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the Office of Special Masters within the United States Court of Federal Claims.”

And Perdue says that not only did students meet and mingle with federal judges, practicing attorneys, law clerks and Wake Forest alumni, they toured the U.S. Supreme Court, attended oral argument at the Federal Circuit and toured the FBI.

“As part of the summer course, students drafted, inter alia, a bench memo, judicial opinion, 11-Day Memo, and a lengthy academic paper on a topic related to the externship,” she said.

Professor Perdue would like to thank all of the alumni in the D.C. area who mentored program participants or otherwise supported the program, especially Daniel O’Toole, Brandon Barnes, Shauna Barnes, Kristina Wolfe, Grant Eskelson and Marc Langston.

Please contact Professor Perdue perduea@wfu.edu if you would like to get involved.