Deanne Andrews Lawrence

Deanne Andrews Lawrence
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Associate Clinical Professor of Law & RWA Co-Director
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 230D
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    Deanne Andrews Lawrence is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law. Her courses include Research, Writing & Analysis; Advocacy; Contract Drafting; Research, Writing & Advocacy: International LL.M.; and Effective Legal Analysis and Process. In addition to regularly presenting at national legal writing conferences, Professor Lawrence has taught Legal English at the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing, China, and Legal Writing at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.

    Professor Lawrence has served as co-director of the RWA program since 2006. Professor Lawrence was formerly an attorney specializing in health law and municipal finance with the law firms of Quarles & Brady in Wisconsin and Caplan & Ernest in Colorado.

    She received her J.D. with honors from the University of Colorado Law School, where she graduated Order of the Coif, served as an editor on the Law Review, and earned five book awards (top exams in Torts, Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property, and Constitutional Law).

    Prior to entering the field of law, Professor Lawrence practiced nursing in the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

  • Degrees

    J.D. 1987 Order of the Coif, University of Colorado; B.S. Psychology 1983 with Distinction, Purdue University; B.S. Nursing 1983 with Distinction, Indiana University

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Courses

    Contract Drafting
    The specific purpose of this class is to use contract principles that the student has learned in the first year as a vehicle to develop the student's abilities as a planner and counselor. It will involve the study of some of the common pitfalls encountered in contract drafting and called upon to perform specific exercises in which the student will use her/his basic knowledge of contracts to draft various documents. In the course of the drafting, the student will be required to predict what may happen, provide for that contingency and attempt to protect the client.

  • Bar Admission(s)

    Michigan, Wisconsin