Eboni Nelson

  • Visiting Professor

Professor Eboni S. Nelson is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Her courses include Contracts, Commercial Law (Sales and Payment Systems), Consumer Law, and Race, Class, and Education. Professor Nelson graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School where she served as a Contracts teaching assistant for Professor Elizabeth Warren. After graduating from Harvard, she practiced employee benefits in the Houston office of Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP. During her time at the firm, Professor Nelson was an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center where she taught Taxation of Compensation. During the Fall 2004 semester, she was a visiting assistant professor at the Law Center where she taught Contracts and Texas Consumer Law.

Professor Nelson's scholarly interests include various issues related to education law and policy. She is particularly interested in the provision of educational opportunities for disadvantaged students as well as the intersection of consumer law and education issues. Her articles concerning affirmative action in higher education and the constitutionality of race-conscious student assignment plans have appeared, or are forthcoming, in the Journal of College and University Law, the Denver Law Review, the University of Miami Law Review, and the University of Richmond Law Review. Her recent articles examining issues related to young consumer credit card indebtedness have appeared in the Utah Law Review, the Villanova Law Review, and the Banking & Financial Services Policy Report.