Interim Co-Deans Bill Corbett and Cheney Joseph are pleased to announce that Professor Andrea Carroll has accepted an appointment to serve as Interim Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs, effective Oct. 1. As Interim Associate Dean, Professor Carroll will oversee the Law Center’s academic program.
“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Deans, faculty and staff, students, and alumni to continue to keep the Law Center moving forward and to produce excellent and competitive graduates,” Carroll said.
“We are very fortunate that Professor Carroll is willing to serve in this important role during this interim term,” said Deans Corbett and Joseph in a joint statement.
Professor Carroll (’00) is the Donna W. Lee Professor of Family Law at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Before joining the LSU Law faculty, she clerked for The Honorable W. Eugene Davis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She subsequently worked as an associate at the Dallas law firm of Baker Botts, L.L.P., handling appellate litigation. In 2003, Professor Carroll returned home to LSU Law, where she has been teaching and writing about family law, community property, and property for the last twelve years.
Professor Carroll is the author of more than a dozen books and articles in her field, and has most recently been published in the Ohio State, Indiana, Tulane, and Brooklyn law reviews. Her Tulane article on civil law property was honored at the 2005 Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum.
Professor Carroll is also active in law reform in Louisiana, as a Member of the Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute and the Institute’s Children’s Code, and Adult Guardianship Committees. She led the comprehensive revision of Louisiana’s community property law in the area of reimbursement rights in 2009, the first substantial revision of Louisiana’s community property rules since 1979. And she led a successful reform of Louisiana’s child relocation rules in 2012. As Reporter of the Law Institute’s Marriage and Persons Committee, Professor Carroll continues to work to improve the law related to marriage and the family.