Skip to main content
U-M Poverty Solutions Logo U-M Poverty Solutions Logo

Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan

Joan and Sanford Weill hall
Suite 5100
735 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091


Back to experts

Kate Andrias

Professor of Law, Michigan Law School

Professor Andrias is a Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. She teaches and writes in the fields of labor and employment law, constitutional law, and administrative law, with a focus on problems of economic and political inequality.  Recent work focuses on how labor law can be reformed to serve the needs of low-wage workers and to help remediate problems of poverty and inequality.  In addition to her academic research, Professor Andrias engages in a range of pro bono work relating to labor and constitutional law.  In 2016, Professor Andrias was the recipient of Michigan Law School’s L. Hart Wright Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the American Constitution Society.

Professor Andrias previously served as special assistant and associate counsel to President Obama, and as chief of staff of the White House Counsel’s Office.  She clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Hon. Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; practiced political law and appellate litigation in Washington, D.C.; and worked for the Service Employees International Union.

J.D. Yale University; B.A. Yale University