Professor Abigail Perdue to speak at Carolinas Colloquium on May 19

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

Professor Abigail Perdue

Professor Abigail Perdue will participate in a Judicial Clerkship Writing Panel at the Carolinas Colloquium on Friday, May 19, at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Law.


According to the panel’s moderator, Professor Sara Warf (UNC-Chapel Hill), the panel will focus on how to prepare law students “to hit the ground running in a post-graduate clerkship, including best practices on writing assignments and how to candidly prepare students for the sometimes insular world of chambers.”

Specifically, topics of coverage include chambers confidentiality, the impact of judicial philosophy on decision-making, and the distinctions between trial versus appellate clerkships. The panel will also include Janet Siegel Brown, Lecturer & Director of Judicial Clerkships at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Shelly DeAdder, Assistant Professor of Law at North Carolina Central University School of Law, and Robert Parrish, Assistant Professor of Practice at Emory University School of Law.

Professor Perdue was invited to participate on the panel because she is the founding director of Wake Forest’s D.C. Summer Judicial Externship Program and teaches a course on judicial clerking. In addition, her latest book – The All-Inclusive Guide to Judicial Clerking – was published by West Academic in April 2017 and is currently listed as the No. 1 New Release in Legal Services on Amazon. Professor Perdue clerked for two federal courts in Washington, D.C., and is an active member of the law school’s Clerkship Committee.