Lawrence Janow, JD

Adjunct Instructor of Criminology


  • JD, University of Oklahoma Law School
  • BA in Psychology, University of Virginia

Experience and Background

Judge Lawrence Janow (retired) served as a juvenile and domestic relations district court judge from 1979-2005, and practiced law from 1968-1979.

He has taught at Sweet Briar College and Lynchburg College.

Personal Information

Judge Janow volunteers for the Amherst Search and Rescue Team; Charlottesville, Albemarle, UVA Community Emergency Response Team (CERT); and the Lynchburg General Hospital emergency room. He is a member of the board of directors for the Amherst County Habitat for Humanity.

He has been married to Phyllis, an LC graduate, for over 30 years. They have three children, one grandson, and two golden retrievers. Judge Janow enjoys outdoor activities, cycling, working out, and gardening.

Lawrence Janow