Deanne Andrews Lawrence
Associate Clinical Professor of Law & RWA Co-Director
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 230D
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
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
Deanne Andrews Lawrence is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law, where she teaches Legal Writing in the Legal Education Opportunity Program; Research, Writing, and Advocacy (RWA); and Contract Drafting. Professor Lawrence has also taught Legal English at the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing, China, and Legal Writing at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.
Now in her 11th year of teaching at MSU Law, Professor Lawrence has served as co-director of the RWA program since 2006 and is currently a member of the MSU College of Law Faculty Advisory Council. Professor Lawrence was formerly an attorney specializing in health law and municipal finance with the law firms of Quarles & Brady in Wisconsin and Caplan and 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 received five book awards (top papers 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.