Nancy Perkins

Nancy Perkins

Professor Emerita
School of Law
Law

perkins@duq.edu

Education:

J.D., Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center
B.S., Mount Holyoke College
Bio

Professor Emerita Nancy Perkins retired from the law school in 2019. Perkins formley served as the law school's Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in 2009, the endowded Noble J. Dick Chair in Academic Leadership, and as a Professor of Law. Perkins joined the law school in 1993 and has taught courses in property, environmental law, environmental justice, Pennsylvania administrative law and administrative process, as well as advanced legal research writing. Her scholarship explores the intersection of properTy and environmental law, with a special focus on sustainability, equity, and feminism. 

Perkins has served as vice chair of the Sustainable Pennslyvania Program for the Pennsylvania Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Policy and as a member of the Executive Council of the Environmental Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association. 

Perkins has authored numerous articles for law reviews and journals nationwide, and co-authored a report submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection by the Sustainable Pennsylvania Program of the Pennsylvania Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Policy.

She has served the law school in various roles, including as advisor to the law school's Environmental Law Society, coach of the National Environmental Law Moot Court Team, and as an advisor to the Women's Law Association and the Student Bar Association. 

Perkins is also a member of the Florida Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools. 

Scholarship

Articles

The Dialects and Dimensions of Sustainability. Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law
Nancy Perkins, 21 The Dialects and Dimensions of Sustainability, J. Env. Sust. L. 331-378 (2015).

The Fracturing of Place: The Regulation of Marcellus Shale Development and the Subordination of Local Experience
Nancy Perkins, The Fracturing of Place: The Regulation of Marcellus Shale Development and the Subordination of Local Experience, 23 (2) Ford. Env. L.R. 44-79 (2012).

Foreword
Nancy Perkins, (2012). Foreword, 13 (2) Duq. Bus. L.J. 151-154 (2012).

Prohibiting the Use of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Antibody Test by Employers and Insurers
Nancy Perkins, Prohibiting the Use of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Antibody Test by Employers and Insurers, 25 Harv. J. on Legis. 275 (1988).

Livability, Regional Equity, and Capability: Closing in on Sustainable Land Use
Nancy Perkins, Livability, Regional Equity, and Capability: Closing in on Sustainable Land Use, 37 U. Balt. L. Rev. 157 (2007-2008).

A Tale of two Brownfield Sites: Making the Best of Times from the Worst of Times in Western Pennsylvania's Steel Valley
Nancy Perkins, A Tale of two Brownfield Sites: Making the Best of Times from the Worst of Times in Western Pennsylvania's Steel Valley, 34 B. C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 503 (2007).

Principles Preemption in an Age of Interest Convergence: Preserving the Distinction between Pennsylvania's Environmental Regulation and Local Land Use Regulation
Nancy Perkins, Principles Preemption in an Age of Interest Convergence: Preserving the Distinction between Pennsylvania's Environmental Regulation and Local Land Use Regulation, 47 Duq. L. Rev. 27 (2009).

Form and Norm: The Transformative Potential of Sub-National Environmental Solidarity
Nancy Perkins, Form and Norm: The Transformative Potential of Sub-National Environmental Solidarity, 20 Fordham Envtl. L. Rev. 469 (2009-2010).

Jam v. International Finance Corp. (U.S. Sup. Ct.) 
Nancy Perkins, Jam v. International Finance Corp. (U.S. Sup. Ct.), 58 Int'l Legal Materials 646 (2019).