Levin College of Law

Andrew Hammond

Associate Professor of Law



Professor Andrew Hammond writes and teaches in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, and poverty law. His scholarship focuses on how agencies, courts, and legislatures respond to poor people’s claims. His articles have appeared in or are forthcoming in the California Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal, as well as other publications. In 2021, one of his papers won the American Constitution Society’s Richard D. Cudahy Writing Prize for Regulatory and Administrative Law, and another won the Call for Papers Competition of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS). He serves on the Executive Committee for both the Civil Procedure and the Poverty Law Sections of the Association of American Law Schools. He is an Affiliate Scholar of Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality (GCPI).

Prior to joining the University of Florida law faculty, Hammond taught in the College and the Law School at the University of Chicago. Before entering academia, Hammond clerked for then-Chief Judge Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Judge Robert M. Dow of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He then practiced as a legal aid attorney at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law in Chicago, first as a Skadden Fellow and then Of Counsel.

Hammond graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in Political Science and received his MPhil in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. He graduated from Yale Law School, where he served as Comments Editor of the Yale Law Journal, a Coker Fellow for Civil Procedure, and Co-Chair of the Clinical Student Board.


J.D., Yale Law School
M.Phil., University of Oxford
B.A., University of Chicago


  • Civil Procedure
  • Poverty Law Seminar
  • Administrative Law


Law Review Articles

  • On Fires, Floods, and Federalism, 111 California Law Review (forthcoming 2023)
  • The Federal Rules of Pro Se Procedure, 90 Fordham Law Review (forthcoming 2022) [SSRN]
  • Mapping the Civil Justice Gap in Federal Court, 57 Wake Forest Law Review (forthcoming 2022) (with Roger Michalski) [SSRN]
  • Territorial Exceptionalism and the American Welfare State, 119 Michigan Law Review 1639  (2021) [SSRN]
  • Litigating Welfare Rights: Medicaid, SNAP, and the Legacy of the New Property, 115 Northwestern University Law Review 361 (2020) [SSRN]
  • Pleading Poverty in Federal Court, 128 Yale Law Journal 1478 (2019) [SSRN]
  • The Immigration-Welfare Nexus in a New Era?, 22 Lewis & Clark Law Review 501 (2018) (invited symposium contribution) [SSRN]
  • Welfare and Federalism’s Peril, 92 Washington Law Review 1721 (2017) [SSRN]

Other Publications

  • Legislating a More Responsive Safety Net, in Covid-19 and the Law: Disruption, Impact and Legacy (I. Glenn Cohen et al. eds., Cambridge University Press forthcoming 2022) (co-authored with Ariel Jurow Kleiman & Gabriel Scheffler).
  • The Master of the Complaint? Pleadings In Our Inegalitarian Age, in A Guide to Civil Procedure: Integrating Critical Legal Perspectives (Brooke D. Coleman et al. eds., New York University Press forthcoming 2022)
  • Americans Need a Stronger Safety Net, Not Just Stimulus Checks, The Regulatory Review (Jan. 11, 2021) (co-authored with Ariel Jurow Kleiman and Gabriel Scheffler) [Link]
  • How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has and Should Reshape the American Safety Net, 105 Minnesota Law Review Headnotes 154 (2020) (co-authored with Ariel Jurow Kleiman and Gabriel Scheffler) [SSRN]
  • Poverty Lawyering in the Statesin Holes in the Safety Net: Federalism & Poverty (Rosser, ed.) (2019) [SSRN] [Link]
  • SNAP’s Time Limit: Emerging Issues in Litigation and Implementation, Clearinghouse Review (Apr. 2017) (co-authored with MacKenzie Speer)
  • Now What? Poverty-Fighting Ideas for Another Administration, Clearinghouse Review (Jan. 2017) (co-authored with John Bouman & Marie Claire Tran-Leung)
  • Activation for All: Welfare Reform in the United Kingdom, 1995 to 2009, in Activation or Workfare? Governance and the Neoliberal Convergence (Ivar Lodemel & Amilcar Moreira ed.) (2014) (co-authored with Julia Griggs & Robert Walker) [Link]
  • U.S. Ratification of the UNCRC and Reducing Child Poverty, 89 Child Welfare 159 (2010) (co-authored with J. Lawrence Aber & Scott Thompson)