Vincene Verdun

Associate Professor Emeritus of Law
Vincene  Verdun
Contact Information:

(614) 292-1575 Drinko 339



  • B.A., University of Michigan
  • J.D., University of Michigan

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Areas of Expertise:
  • Business Law
  • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Commercial Law

Professor Verdun served as corporate counsel for the Bendix Corporation following graduation from law school. She joined the faculty of the University of Detroit College of Law in 1980, and has also taught at the Capital University Law School.

Her research has focused on critical race theory, including reparations to African-Americans. She is the advisor to the Black Law Student Association and has served on many University committees.

Professor Verdun is a participant in the Leadership for Institutional Change, and is a member at large on The Ohio State University American Association of University Professors. She is a director of the Midwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference.

Professor Verdun is founder of READ (Read Columbus Read, Inc.) a non-profit organization that provides academic assistance, reading incentives, and access to computers to low income children in Columbus’ housing projects. She is on the Board of Directors of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Arts Complex which is an art and cultural center located on historic Mt.Vernon Avenue.

In 2005, Professor Verdun was a Jefferson Awards Finalist for distinguished community service. She teaches Business Associations, Legal Methods, Critical Race Theory, Remedies, Commercial Paper and Critical Race Narratives.