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About Andrea Beauchamp Carroll

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.


Present Interim Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs, Louisiana State University Law Center
Present C.E. Laborde, Jr. Professor of Law and Donna W. Lee Professor of Law, Louisiana State University Law Center

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • 2005 Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum Presenter
  • Order of the Coif


  • Civil Law Property
  • Family Law
  • Matrimonial Regimes (Community Property)
  • Obligations
  • Western Legal Traditions and Systems

Contact Information

Andrea Beauchamp Carroll
C.E. Laborde, Jr. Professor of Law and Donna W. Lee Professor of Law
Paul M. Hebert Law Center
1 E. Campus Dr.
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Office: 450


Articles (9)

Books (3)

Forthcoming Works (1)