Andrea Charlow Profile

Professor of Law


Areas of Expertise

Family Law, Juvenile Law, Negotiations and Mediation


LLM – Columbia University School of Law
JD – Albany Law School of Union University, Albany Law Review
AB – Vassar College, cum laude

Professional Experience

Drake Law School professor since 1982
Hancock, Estabrook, Ryan, Shove & Hust in Syracuse, N.Y.
Fellow at Columbia University School of Law

Selected Publications

  • There's No Place Like Home: Temporary Absences in the UCCJEA Home State, 28 Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 25 (2015).
  • Race, Poverty, & Neglect, 28 William Mitchell Law Review 763 (2001).
  • Jurisdictional Gerrymandering & The Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act, 25 Family Law Quarterly 299 (1991).
  • Awarding Child Custody: The Best Interests of the Child and Other Fictions, 5 Yale Review of Law & Social Policy 261 (1987).

Significant Accomplishments

  • Interviewed on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered"
  • Past chair of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Child Support Enforcement
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Iowa Legal Services Corporation
  • Member of the Iowa Supreme Court Training and Education Task Force
  • Frequent presenter on issues of family law
Law School News
August 22, 2017
Peter Coniglio, LW’78, recently completed a detail as an associate counsel to President Donald J. Trump, during which time he helped review candidates for federal government posts and prepared them for nomination hearings before they were considered for U.S. Senate approval.