Duquesne University School of Law

Nancy D. Perkins, J.D.

Duquesne University Noble J. Dick Endowed Chair in Academic Leadership and Professor of Law

Office: Hanley Hall 331

Phone Number: 412.396.6285

E-Mail Address: perkins@duq.edu

Education: J.D., Nova Southeastern Law Center, 1986
B.A., Music, Mount Holyoke College, 1975

Professor Nancy D. Perkins has served Duquesne University School of Law for more than more than 20 years. After teaching at Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center as a legal writing professor, Perkins joined Duquesne University School of Law in 1993 and began researching and teaching in the areas of property and environmental law. Her scholarship explores the intersection of the two, with a special focus on sustainability, equity, and feminism.  She is an academic advisor to students pursuing the school’s energy and environmental law concentration. Her previous professional roles include serving on the executive committee of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Citizens Advisory Council. From 2009 to 2014, Perkins played a key administrative role as the School of Law’s associate dean of academic affairs. In 2015, Duquesne University installed Perkins as the Noble J. Dick Endowed Chair in Academic Leadership. In 2016 she assumed the role of interim dean of the School of Law. Perkins is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and a magna cum laude graduate of Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center, where she was an associate articles editor of the Law Review.

Property

Environmental Law

Pennsylvania Environmental Law and Administrative Process

Environmental Justice Seminar

 

Book Chapters

Sustainability's Lessons for Environmental Justice, in ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING & ECONOMICS 233-50 (Michael Theophanides & Theophile Theophanides eds., Athens Institute for Education and Research 2006)

Michael L. Closen, Glen-Peter Ahlers, Robert M. Jarvis, Malcolm L. Morris & Nancy P. Spyke, NOTARY LAW AND PRACTICE: CASES AND MATERIALS (1997); contributions include

Employer Accountability for Notary-Employees (Chapter 10)

Notary Services and Ethical Concerns for Lawyers (Chapter 11)

Attorney Liability for Notary Misconduct (Chapter 12) 

Publications in Refereed Law Journals

The Joint Work Dilemma: The Separately Copyrightable Contribution Requirement and Co-Ownership Principles, 40 J. COPYRIGHT SOC-Y OF AM. 463 (1993)

Publications in Non-Refereed Law Journals

Foreword, 13 DUQ. BUS. L. J. 151 (2011)

Form and Norm: The Transformative Potential of Sub-National Environmental Solidarity, 20 FORDHAM ENVTL. L. REV. 469 (2010)

Principled 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)

Livability, Regional Equity, and Capability: Closing in on Sustainable Land Use, 37 U. BALT. L. REV. 157 (2008)

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)

The Instrumental Value of Beauty in the Pursuit of Justice, 40 U. S.F. L. REV. 451 (2006)

Heeding the Call: Making Sustainability a Matter of Pennsylvania Law, 109 PA. ST. L. REV. 729 (2005)

What's Land Got to Do with It?: Rhetoric and Indeterminacy in Land's Favored Legal Status, 52 BUFF. L. REV. 387 (2004)

The Land Use - Environmental Law Distinction: A Geo-Feminist Critique, 13 DUKE ENVTL. L. & POL-Y F. 55 (2002)

Charm in the City: Thoughts on Urban Ecosystem Management, 16 J. LAND USE & ENVTL. L. 153 (2001)

Public Participation in Environmental Decisionmaking at the Millennium: Structuring New Spheres of Public Influence, 26 B.C. ENVTL. AFF. L. REV. 263 (1999)

Promoting the Intermediate Benefits of Strict Notary Regulation, 31 J. MARSHALL L. REV. 819 (1998)

Taking Note of Notary Employees: Employer Liability for Notary Employee Misconduct, 50 ME. L. REV.24 (1998)

The Promotion and Preservation of Culture as Part of Environmental Policy, 20 WM. & MARY ENVTL. L. & POL-Y REV. 243 (1996)

From War Strategy to Waste Strategy: The Validity of Government CERCLA Liability for War Production Site Clean Ups, 4 N.Y.U. ENVTL. L. J. 263 (1995)

Making Sense Out of Secondary Sources in Environmental Law: A Research Primer, 25 ENVTL. L. 93 (1995)

Florida's Constitutional Mandate Restrictions, 18 NOVA L. REV. 1403 (1994)

Art, Artifacts & Historic Preservation, FLA. B. J. , Dec. 1990, at 50

Constitutional Considerations Pertaining to Florida's Citrus Freeze Embargo, 9 NOVA L. REV. 115 (1984)

Miscellaneous Publications

Brownfield Redevelopment and Sustainability, JURIS, Spring 2007, at 21

Kathi Beratan, Shirley Loveless, Paula Martin, Stan Kabala & Nancy Spyke, THE STATE OF THE COMMONWEALTH: IS PENNSYLVANIA MOVING TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE?, a Report Submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection by the Sustainable Pennsylvania Program of the Pennsylvania Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Policy (2004); contributions include general editing of the report and text dealing with Pennsylvania's economy, suggested sustainability indicators, and recommendations for future work

Note: Several of the publications listed above appear under the name Nancy Perkins Spyke or Nancy P. Spyke. My name was changed in the spring of 2007 to Nancy D. Perkins

Noble J. Dick Endowed Chair in Academic Leadership, 2015

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Book Chapters

Sustainability's Lessons for Environmental Justice, in Environmental Engineering & Economics

Nancy D. Perkins, Sustainability's Lessons for Environmental Justice, in Environmental Engineering & Economics 233-50 (Michael Theophanides & Theophile Theophanides eds., Athens Institute for Education and Research 2006).

Notary Law and Practice: Cases and Materials

Nancy D. Perkins, Michael L. Closen, Glen-Peter Ahlers, Robert M. Jarvis, Malcolm L. Morris and Nancy P. Spyke, Notary Law and Practice: Cases and Materials (1997).

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Articles

The Dialects and Dimensions of Sustainability.

Perkins, Nancy D. The Dialects and Dimensions of Sustainability. 21 J. Envtl. Sustainability L., 331 (2015).

The Fracturing of Place: The Regulation of Marcellus Shale Development and the Subordination of Local Experience

Nancy D. Perkins, The Fracturing of Place: The Regulation of Marcellus Shale Development and the Subordination of Local Experience, 23 Fordham Env. L.J. 44 (2012).

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Foreword

Nancy D. Perkins, Foreword13 Duq. Bus. L. J. 151 (2011).

Form and Norm: The Transformative Potential of Sub-National Environmental Solidarity

Nancy D. Perkins, Form and Norm: The Transformative Potential of Sub-National Environmental Solidarity20 Fordham Envtl. L. Rev. 469 (2010).

Principled Preemption in an Age of Interest Convergence: Preserving the Distinction between Pennsylvania's Environmental Regulation and Local Land Use Regulation

Nancy D. Perkins, Principled Preemption in an Age of Interest Convergence: Preserving the Distinction between Pennsylvania's Environmental Regulation and Local Land Use Regulation47 Duq. L. Rev. 27 (2009).

Livability, Regional Equity, and Capability: Closing in on Sustainable Land Use

Nancy D. Perkins, Livability, Regional Equity, and Capability: Closing in on Sustainable Land Use37 U. Balt. L. Rev. 157 (2008).

Brownfield Redevelopment and Sustainability

Nancy D. Perkins, Brownfield Redevelopment and Sustainability, Juris, Spring 2007, at 21.

A Tale of Two Brownfield Sites: Making the Best of Times from the Worst of Times in Western Pennsylvania's Steel Valley

Nancy D. Perkins, A Tale of Two Brownfield Sites: Making the Best of Times from the Worst of Times in Western Pennsylvania's Steel Valley34 B.C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 503 (2007).

The Instrumental Value of Beauty in the Pursuit of Justice

Nancy D. Perkins, The Instrumental Value of Beauty in the Pursuit of Justice40 U.S.F.L. Rev. 451 (2006).

Heeding the Call: Making Sustainability a Matter of Pennsylvania Law

Nancy D. Perkins, Heeding the Call: Making Sustainability a Matter of Pennsylvania Law109 Pa. St. L. Rev. 729 (2005).

What's Land Got to Do with It?: Rhetoric and Indeterminacy in Land's Favored Legal Status

Nancy D. Perkins, What's Land Got to Do with It?: Rhetoric and Indeterminacy in Land's Favored Legal Status52 Buff. L. Rev. 387 (2004).

The Land Use - Environmental Law Distinction: A Geo-Feminist Critique

Nancy D. Perkins, The Land Use - Environmental Law Distinction: A Geo-Feminist Critique13 Duke Envtl. L. & Pol'y F. 55 (2002).

Charm in the City: Thoughts on Urban Ecosystem Management

Nancy D. Perkins, Charm in the City: Thoughts on Urban Ecosystem Management16 J. Land Use & Envtl. L. 153 (2001).

Public Participation in Environmental Decisionmaking at the New Millennium: Structuring New Spheres of Public Influence

Nancy D. Perkins, Public Participation in Environmental Decisionmaking at the New Millennium: Structuring New Spheres of Public Influence, 26 B.C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 263 (1999).

https://ssrn.com/abstract=2191043
Taking Note of Notary Employees: Employer Liability for Notary Employee Misconduct

Nancy D. Perkins, Taking Note of Notary Employees: Employer Liability for Notary Employee Misconduct, 50 Me. L. Rev. 24 (1998).

Promoting the Intermediate Benefits of Strict Notary Regulation

Nancy D. Perkins, Promoting the Intermediate Benefits of Strict Notary Regulation31 J. Marshall L. Rev. 819 (1998).

The Promotion and Preservation of Culture as Part of Environmental Policy

Nancy D. Perkins, The Promotion and Preservation of Culture as Part of Environmental Policy, 20 Wm. & Mary Envtl. L. & Pol-y Rev. 243 (1996).

Making Sense Out of Secondary Sources in Environmental Law: A Research Primer

Nancy D. Perkins, Making Sense Out of Secondary Sources in Environmental Law: A Research Primer, 25 Envtl. L. 93 (1995).

From War Strategy to Waste Strategy: The Validity of Government CERCLA Liability for War Production Site Clean Ups

Nancy D. Perkins, From War Strategy to Waste Strategy: The Validity of Government CERCLA Liability for War Production Site Clean Ups4 N.Y.U. Envtl. L. J. 263 (1995).

Florida's Constitutional Mandate Restrictions

Nancy D. Perkins, Florida's Constitutional Mandate Restrictions, 18 Nova L. Rev. 1403 (1994).

The Joint Work Dilemma: The Separately Copyrightable Contribution Requirement and Co-Ownership Principles

Nancy D. Perkins, The Joint Work Dilemma: The Separately Copyrightable Contribution Requirement and Co-Ownership Principles40 J. Copyright Soc'y Am. 463 (1993).

Art, Artifacts & Historic Preservation

Nancy D. Perkins, Art, Artifacts & Historic Preservation, Fla. B. J. , Dec. 1990, at 50.

Constitutional Considerations Pertaining to Florida's Citrus Freeze Embargo

Nancy D. Perkins, Constitutional Considerations Pertaining to Florida's Citrus Freeze Embargo, 9 Nova L. Rev. 115 (1984).

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Other

The State of the Commonwealth: Is Pennsylvania Moving Towards a Sustainable Future?

Nancy D. Perkins, Kathi Beratan, Shirley Loveless, Paula Martin, Stan Kabala & Nancy Spyke, The State of the Commonwealth: Is Pennsylvania Moving Towards a Sustainable Future?, A Report Submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection by the Sustainable Pennsylvania Program of the Pennsylvania Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Policy; contributions include general editing of the report and text dealing with Pennsylvania's economy, suggested sustainability indicators, and recommendations for future work.

Presentations

Marcellus Shale Development and Threats to Local Autonomy

Nancy D. Perkins, Speaker, Marcellus Shale Development and Threats to Local Autonomy, presented at Nineteenth Annual CLE Conference/Update for Feminist Law Professors (Jan. 28, 2012).

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