Mizzou Law Names Andrea Boyack the New Floyd R. Gibson Endowed Professor

Officials at the University of Missouri School of Law are excited to announce a nationally recognized professor will be joining the Mizzou Law faculty this summer. Professor Andrea J. Boyack is joining the faculty as the new Floyd R. Gibson Endowed Professor of Law. She will begin work in Hulston Hall on July 1.

Professor Andrea Boyack joins Mizzou Law from Washburn University School of Law where she was 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 and published 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.

“We are thrilled that Professor Boyack will be bringing her significant expertise and innovative teaching to our stellar faculty,” said Paul Litton, interim dean of Mizzou Law. “Professor Boyack’s work in consumer and housing law is nationally recognized and our students and faculty will benefit greatly from her joining our community.”

Professor Boyack’s co-authored casebook, “Real Estate Transactions: Problems, Cases, and Materials” (6th ed.) will be published by Aspen later this year. Professor Boyack’s forthcoming article, “The Shape of Consumer Contracts” will be published in the Denver Law Review. Professor Boyack is also currently working on another co-authored book that explores six different conceptions of housing: “Framing Housing Law and Policy.” She has also previously published numerous additional scholarly articles in law reviews and journals.

Professor Boyack was named the William O. Douglas Professor of the Year at Washburn University and was an invited visiting professor at University of Iowa, Fordham University School of Law, and George Washington University School of Law. Professor Boyack has taught Property and Contracts for over 15 years. She also teaches multiple other courses that pertain to real estate, transactional, finance, and bankruptcy law.

Before she entered academia, Professor Boyack clerked for Judge John Gleeson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York before practicing corporate, commercial real estate, capital markets, and finance law for more than 13 years in New York City and the Washington, D.C. area. She worked with several large law firms and as regional counsel to a publicly traded national real estate developer. Professor Boyack received her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, a MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a bachelor’s degree with honors in Russian and International Relations from Brigham Young University.