Professor Abigail Perdue presents at the Sixth Annual Capital Area Legal Writers’ Conference

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

Professor Abigail Perdue

Professor Abigail Perdue presented at the Sixth Annual Capital Area Legal Writers’ Conference on March 12, 2016.

Perdue discussed her innovative capstone assignment – the Pro Humanitate Project – which aims to cultivate a spirit of service in students while simultaneously honing their oral and written communication skills.

The University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore hosted the two-day event. It enabled speakers and scholars from across America to explore everything from fostering resilience in millennials to incorporating mindfulness techniques in the classroom.

Under the leadership of The George Washington University Law School, the first Capital Area Legal Writing Conference was held in 2011 and attracted approximately 100 participants. Since then, the conference has continued its momentum.  The conference has a loyal group of attendees and consistently draws participants not only from area law schools, but also from legal writing programs across the country.

Perdue specializes in legal research and writing, appellate advocacy, employment law, and bioethics and the law. She is the founding director of the Wake Forest in Washington Summer Judicial Externship Program, and she has an appointment in the Wake Forest University Center for Bioethics, Health & Society in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. She is also the Moot Court Coach for Tulane Law Sports Competition.