Andrea Charlow is a professor at Drake University Law School teaching courses in Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. She has an A.B. from Vassar College, a J.D. from Albany Law School, and an LLM from Columbia University Law School, where she was a Chamberlain Fellow. She practiced law with the firm of Hancock, Ryan, Shove, & Hust in Syracuse, New York where she was a trial lawyer concentrating in family law and medical malpractice and products liability cases. She is former Chair of the Iowa Governor's Advisory Committee on Child Support Enforcement. She has served as Associate Dean at Drake Law School, Director of the Middleton Children's Rights Center and is in charge of the law school web site. She has been interviewed on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," has published articles in the Yale Review of Law & Social Policy and the Family Law Quarterly and does workshops and lectures on Family Law and Negotiations.