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 Events
June 13, 2018
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
July 12, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Law School News
May 2, 2018
Jacqueline Garcia is celebrating two milestones this month: She’ll receive her bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and wrap up her first year of law school at Drake University.