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Andrea Beauchamp Carroll

C.E. Laborde, Jr. Professor of Law and Donna W. Lee Professor of Law

Recent Scholarship

In her ninth year the Law Center, Professor Carroll continued teaching Matrimonial Regimes and Family Law.  Professor Carroll served as a member of the faculty Appointments Committee.  Outside the Law Center, Professor Carroll continued her service as a member of the Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute.  She also led a successful legislative reevaluation of the child relocation provisions of Louisiana law and contributed to the improvement of Louisiana law on grandparent custody and visitation through her appointment as Reporter of the Child Custody Committee of the Louisiana State Law Institute.  In addition, she was appointed to lead a reform of Louisiana’s surrogacy laws through the Law Institute’s Surrogacy Committee, which hopes to present a bill to modernize Louisiana’s law of surrogacy in the upcoming legislative session..  This year, Professor Carroll published a book on civil jury instructions in Louisiana.  Professor Carroll is currently working on a book suggesting reforms in the economic structure of the domestic adoption system.

Brief Biography

Before joining the LSU Law faculty in 2003, Professor Carroll earned a B.S. in Finance from LSU, where she graduated magna cum laude, and a J.D. from LSU Law, where she was a member of the Louisiana Law Review and the Order of the Coif.  After earning her law degree, Professor Carroll worked as an associate in the Appellate Section at the law firm of Baker Botts in Dallas, Texas, and clerked for The Honorable W. Eugene Davis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Professor Carroll teaches and writes about the civil law, both in the context of substantive areas such as property and community property, and in the broader context of its interaction with common law systems.  She is the editor of the Family Law Prof Blog on the Law Professor Blogs Network and has published a number of scholarly works on family law and community property, including, most recently, Re-Regulating the Baby Market: A Call for a Ban on Payment of Birth Mother Living Expenses, 59 Kansas L. Rev. __ (2010) and Reviving Proxy Marriage, 76 Brooklyn L. Rev. __ (2010). Professor Carroll also led Louisiana’s 2009 legislative reform on reimbursement in the community property context and is currently working toward a revision of Louisiana legislation on child relocation.

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B.S. (Finance), 1997, Louisiana State University
J.D., 2000, Louisiana State University

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Phone: 225/578-8846

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