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Jerry Anderson Profile

Dean Anderson headshot 2021 with book background

Dean of the Law School

Richard M. and Anita Calkins Distinguished Professor of Law


Areas of Expertise

Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Property


JD – Stanford Law School, Order of the Coif
BS – University of Kansas (with distinction)

Professional Experience

Drake Law School professor since 1991
Assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law
Attorney at Lathrop & Norquist in Kansas City, Mo.
Clerk for The Hon. Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

Selected Publications


  • Property Law: Practice, Problems and Perspectives (co-author) (2d ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2019).
  • Environmental Law Practice: Problems and Exercises for Skills Development (co-author) (4th ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2018).


  • Neil Hamilton, Aldo Leopold, and the Ethics of Conservation, 24 Drake Journal of Agricultural Law 199 (2019).
  • The Divergent Evolution of English Property Law, Probate & Property, Sept.-Oct. 2015, at 50.
  • A Constitutional and Empirical Analysis of Iowa’s Administrative Rules Review Committee Procedure, 61 Drake Law Review 1 (2012) (with Christopher Poynor).
  • The Origins and Efficacy of Private Enforcement of Animal Cruelty Law in Britain, 17 Drake Journal of Agricultural Law 263 (2012).

Significant Accomplishments

  • Elected Member of the American Law Institute
  • Elected to the American College of Environmental Lawyers
  • Leland Forrest Outstanding Professor of the Year, Drake University Law School (2013 and 2006)
  • Editorial Board for the Environmental Law Review (Vathek Publishing, UK)

Additional Information

Jerry Anderson SSRN Author Page
Jerry Anderson Curriculum Vitae

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