Associate Professor of Law
B.S., University of Maryland
J.D., New York University
Criminal Procedure II
Lawyering for Children
Children in the Legal System
Andrea L. Dennis joined the Georgia Law faculty in the fall of 2010 as an associate professor.
She came to UGA from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where she taught courses in criminal law and procedure, children and the law, and family law. Dennis received the University of Kentucky Alumni Association Great Teacher Award in 2010. Nominations for the award are submitted by students, and candidates must have superior knowledge of their subject matter, employ original and innovative classroom presentations, and demonstrate concern for students both inside and outside of the classroom. Dennis has also taught legal analysis and writing and research at the University of Maryland School of Law.
Previously, Dennis served as an assistant federal public defender in the District of Maryland. She also worked for the Office of the Corporation Counsel prosecuting child abuse and neglect cases on behalf of the District of Columbia. At Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., Dennis practiced corporate and patent litigation and antitrust law as an associate. She has also served as a judicial clerk for Judge Raymond A. Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. In addition to her legal experience, Dennis was a senior associate in the National Office of Job Corps for the U.S. Department of Labor, where she engaged in strategic analysis and planning for national vocational training programs for at-risk youth.
Her scholarship focuses on criminal defense lawyering and youth advocacy and includes articles published in the Nebraska Law Review, the Marquette Law Review (forthcoming 2014), the American Criminal Law Review and the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts.
Dennis earned her B.S. in engineering with a psychology concentration from the University of Maryland and her J.D. from New York University, where she served on the Annual Survey of American Law.
A Snitch in Time: An Historical Sketch of Black Informing During Slavery, 97 Marq. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2014)
Prosecutorial Discretion and the Neglect of Juvenile Shielding Statutes, 90 Neb. L. Rev. 341 (2011).
Collateral Damage? Juvenile Snitches in America's Wars on Drugs, Crime, and Gangs, 46 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1145 (2009).
Poetic (In)Justice? Rap Music Lyrics as Art, Life, and Criminal Evidence, 31 Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts 1 (2007).
Note, Because I am Black, Because I am Woman: Remedying the Sexual Harassment Experience of Black Women, 1996 N.Y.U. Annual Survey of American Law 555.
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