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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Contracts Spotlight: Eboni Nelson

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Eboni_nelson_2Eboni Nelson (University of South Carolina)

B.A., Wake Forest University

J.D., Harvard Law School

Eboni Nelson recently joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina, where she teaches Contracts, Sales and Consumer Law. Prior to joining the faculty, she taught Commercial Law and Texas Consumer Law at Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, TX. She was also a visiting professor at the University of Houston Law Center, where she taught Contracts and Texas Consumer Law.

Before joining "the best profession in the world," Professor Nelson practiced ERISA and Employee Benefits in the Houston office of Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP (Yes...that Giuliani!!), where she developed a love for statutory and code work. Her love of Contracts came from earning her stripes as a teaching assistant for Professor Elizabeth Warren at Harvard Law School.

Professor Nelson's scholarly interests include education law and policy, specifically the intersection of consumer law and education issues. Her recent articles concerning affirmative action in higher education and the constitutionality of race-conscious student assignment plans have appeared as lead articles in the Journal of College and University Law, a peer-reviewed journal at Notre Dame, and the Denver Law Review. Her current work examines issues related to student consumer debt.

Professor Nelson is originally from Greenville, SC and is excited about her recent move "home." While happy that she and her husband, Scott, are now closer, her family is ecstatic that their 2 year old daughter, Ella Joy, is now only an hour and a half away. In her spare time, Professor Nelson pursues her lifelong quest to be the ultimate cook and entertainer, just like her idol Ina Garten a/k/a the Barefoot Contessa.

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