Wayne State University
Ashley E. Lowe
Ashley E. Lowe
Adjunct Professor


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
M.B.A., Georgetown University
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles


Ashley Lowe is an adjunct professor at Wayne Law.

She previously served as associate director of clinical education from June 2015 to May 2016. She joined Wayne Law in January 2015 as program director for Advocates for Warriors.

Prior to coming to Wayne Law, Lowe taught at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. At Cooley, she developed and directed the Family Law Assistance Project, a partnership between the law school and Lakeshore Legal Aid that provides free legal services to low-income people in Oakland County. She also taught Family Law and Pretrial Skills and developed a number of other clinical programs, including the Estate Planning Clinic at the Auburn Hills campus.

Lowe earned her law degree and master of business administration degree at Georgetown University and her bachelor of arts degree in political science at the University of California, Los Angeles. She started her career in San Francisco, practicing commercial litigation at Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP and later at Dickinson Wright PLLC in Bloomfield Hills. In 2000, Lowe left private practice and joined Oakland Livingston Legal Aid as a staff attorney and then as associate director. She later joined Women’s Survival Center as its director of legal services.

Lowe is active in the State Bar of Michigan, serving on its Pro Bono Initiative, State Planning Body, Domestic Violence Committee and 21st Century Practice Task Force. She is also active in the Oakland County Bar Association Family Court and Veterans Committees.

Lowe speaks frequently about family law and domestic violence. She spoke about trauma-informed practice at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education Family Law Institute in Novi.

She has been honored by the Oakland County Bar Association with its most prestigious award, the Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes superior dedication to the Oakland County Bar Association, the legal community and the general public. She received the award in large part for her work in establishing the legal services plan for Oakland County.


March 6, 2016
Ashley E. Lowe presented at the Externships 8 Conference in Cleveland. She was part of a panel discussion titled, "To Site Visit or Not to Site Visit, That is the Question."

February 25, 2016
Ashley E. Lowe was part of a panel discussion about representing survivors of assault. The event was hosted by the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

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