Abudu grew up in Virginia, holds a law degree from Tulane University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University. From 2002 to 2004 she worked as a personnel attorney at the 11th District Court.
Carl Tobias, a professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, said Abudu’s appointment was noteworthy as the 11th district was often asked to resolve high profile cases.
“It will also bring experiential and ideological diversity to the court and help counter the six extremely conservative judges who (then President Donald) Trump confirmed in this court,” he said.
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