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Andrea A. Curcio

Professor of Law

J.D., The University of North Carolina (high honors)
B.A., Colgate University (cum laude)


Punitive Damages
Tort Reform
Civil Trial and Procedure
Evidence Law
Trial Practice
Trial Procedure


Andrea A. Curcio graduated with high honors from the University of North Carolina in 1988. She spent six years working as a litigation attorney in North Carolina. Curcio began her teaching career at Georgia State University College of Law in 1994 where she is now a full professor. She teaches Civil Procedure and Evidence and Civil Pre-Trial Litigation.

She has written in the areas of tort reform (punitive damages), gender-related issues including sexual violence and sexual harassment, and legal pedagogy and assessment, including developing a survey instrument to help measure and tailor cultural sensibility learning outcomes. Curcio has served as a reporter for the Georgia Supreme Court Equality Commission when it examined how the Georgia justice system could improve its treatment of sexual violence victims. She is a frequent contributor to the Best Practices in Legal Education blog.

In the spring 2007, Curcio was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach in China. She was appointed an honorary professor to South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China, in June 2007. In spring 2008, she was named Professor of the Year at the College of Law and she won the Georgia State University Teaching Effectiveness Award. In 2010, Curcio was the university’s nominee for the State of Georgia Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award. In 2011, she was the inaugural recipient of the College of Law’s David J. Maleski Teaching Effectiveness Award and in 2013-14, she was the inaugural recipient of the BLSA Bernadette Hartfield Faculty Award.

Curcio has served as a board member for the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) and remains an active member of SALT’s Committee on Issues in Legal Education. She has served on the University’s Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Board, has served on ABA committees, and has engaged in various other academic and professional service. She is actively involved in the Atlanta metro area community, most recently working as a college advocate for under-privileged high school students.

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