Professors Rebecca Morrow, Harold Lloyd and Abigail Perdue receive promotions

Photo collage of three professors, Abigail Perdue, Hal Lloyd, and Rebecca Morrow

The Wake Forest University School of Law congratulates Rebecca Morrow on her promotions to full professor with tenure and Harold Lloyd and Abigail Perdue to professor of Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research (LAWR) with tenure.

The law school faculty voted on the promotions in April and the decisions were ratified by the University’s Provost, the President, and the Board of Trustees.

“In the Rank and Tenure Committee meeting we shared our individual and collective sentiments about our fabulous colleagues,” said Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77). “Please join me in congratulating Rebecca, Hal, and Abby.”

Professor Morrow’s experience has included practice at a nonprofit, at a large corporate firm, and at a mid-size boutique firm.  She began her career at Legal Aid, assisting clients to gain custody of children who had been abused or neglected by their parents.  She then worked at Preston, Gates & Ellis (now K&L Gates) where she was a member of the Tax-Exempt Organizations group.  She next joined Skellenger Bender where she continued representing victims of domestic violence and developed further expertise in tax and estate planning.  She graduated from Santa Clara University (B.S. Political Science), Yale University (J.D.) and the University of Washington (LL.M. Taxation).  She was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, where she taught Estate Tax, Gift Tax, and Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates.  Her scholarship applies concepts from macro and micro economics (price capitalization, behavioral economics, stock option pricing models) to tax issues.  She is also interested in the intersections of family law and tax.

Professor Lloyd graduated with High Honors from Duke University School of Law and Magna Cum Laude from Davidson College, where he majored in philosophy. He was Vice President and General Counsel of The Fresh Market, Inc. for approximately ten years. Before that, he was a partner with the firm of Tuggle, Duggins & Meschan, P.A. where he had  a general commercial practice. That practice included representing clients in the areas of commercial contracts, commercial leasing, commercial lending, intellectual property and commercial bankruptcy law. Professor Lloyd has served as a co-editor-in-chief of The Second Draft, and has also served as the Ethics Chair for the Corporate Counsel Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. Professor Lloyd’s legal interests include law and language, semiotics of law, rhetoric, interpretation theory, commercial transactions (including commercial leasing and other real property transactions), the practical art of commercial negotiation and drafting, and legal education theory and reform. In addition to his legal scholarship, Professor Lloyd enjoys genealogy, verse composition (some of which has been set to music), and the art of translation. His translations include the complete epigrams of Palladas and various French works including Racine’s Phedre and Moliere’s Tartuffe. Some of his scholarship is available at the Social Science Research Network.

Professor Perdue teaches Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research (LAWR) I and II, Appellate Advocacy, Diversity and Discrimination, Introduction to American Law, and Judicial Clerking. She is the Founding Director of the Wake Forest in Washington Summer Judicial Externship Program. Prior to joining the faculty at Wake Forest, Professor Perdue practiced employment law at the New York City office of Proskauer Rose, LLP. She also taught courses, including Diversity and Discrimination in Employment and Higher Education, Genetics, Law, and Policy, and Cases and Controversies in American Law, at Washington and Lee University and School of Law. In addition, she clerked for the Honorable Mary Ellen Coster Williams of the United States Court of Federal Claims and the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Professor Perdue is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and the University of Virginia School of Law.