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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

Andrea Beauchamp Carroll is the Donna W. Lee Professor of Family Law at the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center.  Before joining the LSU Law faculty, Professor Carroll 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 Indiana, Tulane, Brooklyn, and Cardozo 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. 



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

Contact Info

Office: 450
Phone: 225/578-8846

Additional Info

Paul M. Hebert Law Center   |    1 E. Campus Dr.   |    Louisiana State University   |    Baton Rouge, LA 70803   |   225/578-5292