Andrea Boyack

Visiting Professor of Law

Professor Andrea J. Boyack is visiting at University of Iowa from Washburn University School of Law where she is the Norman R. Pozez Chair of Business & Transactional law and co-Director of the school’s Business and Transactional Law Center. Professor Boyack has written extensively in the areas of consumer law and housing issues, including pieces on tenant rights and eviction, consumer bankruptcy, housing integration and affordability, the Foreclosure Crisis, common interest community governance, and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. She is currently finishing two articles, one focused on Contracts and one on Property (one proposes a new approach to determining the content of consumer contracts, and the other focuses on landlord-tenant law lessons from the pandemic). Professor Boyack is also a co-author of a casebook on real estate transactions.

Professor Boyack is a pedagogically innovative teacher who has been involved with, presented at several national and, international associations focused on improving teaching methods in law school. She is a recipient the William O. Douglas Professor of the Year award at Washburn, and in addition the courses she is teaching this semester at Iowa (Property and Commercial Leasing), Professor Boyack also regularly teaches another 1L course (Contracts) as well as Housing Law, Real Estate Transactions, and Debtor-Creditor Law (aka Bankruptcy).

Professor Boyack holds leadership positions in several regional and national organizations. She is the current Chair of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Property Law and the President of the Central States Law Schools Association (CSLSA). She was elected a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Law (ACREL) in 2019. Professor Boyack holds is the Legal Education Group chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section on Real Property Trusts and Estates. She also is an editor of the ABA’s Journal of Real Property Trusts and Estates. Professor Boyack serves on two Uniform Law Commission ULC committees, one focused on economic rights of unmarried cohabitants and the other on the use of tenant records in residential leasing.

Before she entered academia, Professor Boyack practiced corporate, commercial real estate, and finance law for more than 13 years in New York City and the Washington, D.C. area with several large law firms and as regional counsel to a publicly traded national real estate developer. Prior to joining the faculty of Washburn Law, Professor Boyack was a visiting professor at Fordham University School of Law and George Washington University School of Law. Professor Boyack received her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, and a MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a BA with honors in Russian and International Relations from Brigham Young University.

For a list of Professor Boyack's publications and presentations, click here


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Research areas
  • Property Law
  • Contract Law
  • Commercial and Consumer Finance and Regulation
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Bankruptcy and Debt Collection
  • Housing Law
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Common Interest Community Law
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BA, Brigham Young University, 1991, MALD, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 1995, JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1995