Andrew Crouse

Associate Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing & Research

Professor Crouse joined the faculty in 2020 and teaches legal rhetoric, legal ethics, and contract drafting. 

Professor Crouse earned his JD from Georgetown University Law Center in 2004 and was an associate at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP in Washington, DC, where he litigated numerous pharmaceutical, medical-device, and consumer-action cases. 

Between 2011 and 2016, he taught various courses at Hamline University School of Law and then Mitchell Hamline School of Law, including legal writing, advanced torts, and property. Professor Crouse also served as assistant dean of law students and diversity and legal counsel for the university during the combination of Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law. After the combination, he was a visiting assistant professor of law and the administrative director of Mitchell Hamline’s blended-learning JD program. 

While in Minnesota, Professor Crouse volunteered as a Special Assistant State Public Defender at the Office of the Minnesota Appellate Public Defender, and he served on the Second District Ethics Committee (Ramsey County), which investigates ethics complaints against attorneys. 

Just before joining Iowa Law, he was associate general counsel at Artivion, Inc. (f/k/a CryoLife, Inc.), a publicly-traded medical device company in Atlanta, Georgia, where he supported the board of directors and was instrumental in the $225 million acquisition of a German medical-device company and the $350-$450 million option to purchase an Israeli medical-device company. Professor Crouse also served as the company’s first Data Protection Officer under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  


  • Legal Analysis, Writing & Research 
  • Professional Responsibility 
  • Contract Drafting Bootcamp 
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BA, University of Kansas, 2001, JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2004