B.S., with distinction, Iowa State University 1997
J.D. University of Florida Levin College of Law 2003
Professor Bandow was named an Assistant Professor at WMU-Cooley Law School in January 2020.
She has a long history with WMU-Cooley, having most recently served as Campus Director of the Tampa Bay campus 2018-2019. Professor Bandow has also served the WMU-Cooley Tampa campus as Acting Campus Director in 2018, as Deputy Campus and Professionalism Director/Professional Development Series instructor 2015-2018, as an Adjunct Professor 2015-2019, and as the Assistant Director of the Center for Ethics, Service, and Professionalism 2012-2015.
Before joining academia, Professor Bandow was in private practice. During this time, she spent several years working as a litigator, including time working as an associate with the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. where her practice focused on complex litigation.
Professor Bandow was named as a 2017 Leader in the Law by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Also in 2017, she was given the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers (HAWL) President’s Award.
Professor Bandow is active in the legal community, both at the state and local levels. Her current and/or prior service includes participation in The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and Client Security Fund Committee, the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit’s Pro Bono Committee, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Diversity and Community Services Committees.
She previously held leadership positions with the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, including service as its President, Vice President of Membership, Vice President of Programs, member of the Board of Directors, and Chair or Co-Chair of the Mentoring, Diversity, and Public Relations Committees.