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Perkins Appointed Associate Dean

Nancy D. Perkins has been appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Duquesne University School of Law.

A professor in Duquesne’s School of Law since 1993, Perkins has taught courses in property, environmental law, environmental justice, Pennsylvania administrative law and administrative process, as well as advanced legal research and writing. She has served as vice chair of the Sustainable Pennsylvania 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.

“It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve the law school in this important administrative capacity,” Perkins said.  “I look forward to working with interim Dean Gormley, the faculty, students and the University administration to further the mission and goals of the law school.”

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 Duquesne law students in various roles, including as advisor to the Duquesne Law Review, coach of the National Environmental Law Moot Court Team, faculty advisor to the Duquesne Law School Environmental Law Society, and as advisor to the Women’s Law Association and the Student Bar Association.

Prior to coming to Duquesne, Perkins taught at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center. She also has practiced law with firms in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Perkins is a member of the Florida Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she received her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center and her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College with high honors.

Perkins will assume duties on Monday, Feb. 1, after having worked in collaboration with former Associate Dean Vanessa Browne-Barbour to ensure a smooth transition.

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