Penny Andrews

Albany Law School Dean Penny Andrews grew up in apartheid South Africa. Years later, Nelson Mandela wrote the foreword to her book The Post-Apartheid Constitutions: Perspectives on South Africa's Basic Law. In 2005, Dean Andrews was a finalist for a vacancy on the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the highest court on the country’s constitutional matters.

Penny Andrews
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South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela has now spent a month in the hospital.

As visitors from around the world share an outpouring of love and support for South Africa’s first democratically elected president, there has also been a question of what his legacy will mean for both South Africa and the world.

Albany Law School Dean Penelope "Penny" Andrews grew up and began studying law in apartheid South Africa before coming to the U.S. in the 1980’s.