Levin College of Law

Andrew Hammond


Mailing Address:
Spessard L. Holland Law Center
PO Box 117620
Gainesville, FL 32611-7620



Professor Hammond teaches and writes in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, legislation, and poverty law. His scholarship focuses on how agencies, courts, and legislatures respond to poor people’s claims amid the structural challenges of poverty and inequality. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, the Northwestern University Law Review, and the Washington Law Review, as well as other publications. He serves on the Executive Committee for both the Civil Procedure and the Poverty Law Sections of the Association of American Law Schools.

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 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 then 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. Following law school, Hammond clerked for 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.


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


Civil Procedure - LAW 5301
  • Analysis of a civil lawsuit from commencement through trial, including consideration of jurisdiction, venue, pleading, motions, discovery, and joinder of parties and of claims; right to trial by jury, selection and instruction of jury, respective roles of judge, jury, and lawyer; trial and post-trial motions; judgments.


Law Review Articles

  • Litigating Welfare Rights: Medicaid, SNAP, and the Legacy of the New Property, 115 Northwestern University Law Review (forthcoming 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

  • The Master of the Complaint? Pleadings In Our Inegalitarian Age, in A Critical Guide to Civil Procedure (Coleman et al. eds.) (forthcoming 2020)
  • 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)