Robin W. Andrews

Robin W. Andrews

LLR Instructor
Cumberland School of Law
Office: Robinson Hall 
Email: rwandrew@samford.edu

Joined faculty in 2016

Teaching and Research Interests: Legal Research and Writing; Public School Law; Special Education Law

Robin Andrews teaches legal research and writing skills to first-year law students in Cumberland’s Lawyering and Legal Reasoning program. An Alabama native, she earned two degrees in the field of education from Jacksonville State University and enjoyed an early career as a high school English teacher before attending law school. She received her Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law in 1991, graduating summa cum laude. As a Cumberland student, she worked as a teaching fellow in the Legal Research and Writing program, served as Associate Editor of the Cumberland Law Review, and published a timely article on the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Following a stint in civil practice with an emphasis on employment law, opportunity and interest led her to the specialized field of public education law. Professor Andrews has had extensive experience representing local and state level education entities throughout Alabama, including time as in-house counsel for an Alabama school system. As a school board attorney, she has been a regular presenter for the Alabama Association of School Boards, the Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys, and other education associations, as well as a periodic contributor to the Alabama School Boards publication.

Degrees

  • J.D., summa cum laude, Cumberland School of Law, 1991
  • M.S., Education, Jacksonville State University
  • B.S., Education, Jacksonville State University

Involvement

  • Bar Membership: Alabama State Bar, 1991
  • Member & Past President, Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys
  • Member, National School Board Association, Council of School Attorneys