The Next Dean of the University of Connecticut School of Law

Eboni S. Nelson has been named the next dean of the University of Connecticut School of Law. Currently, she is associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Nelson joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina in 2007. Earlier, Nelson taught for four years at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in Houston. She will begin her new job on August 1.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the next dean of the University of Connecticut School of Law,” Professor Nelson said. “I am excited to lead this community of outstanding students, staff professionals, faculty, and alumni as we work together to educate students and the broader community about the law’s transformative power to shape and improve our society.”

Nelson’s research centers on equitable educational opportunities for minority and disadvantaged students as well as the intersection of consumer law and education. She teaches courses on contracts, commercial law, consumer law, and race, class, and education.

Professor Nelson is a summa cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and earned her law degree at Harvard University.


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  1. Dr. Cherry Ross Gooden says:

    So very proud of Professor Nelson and congratulate her on her most recent appointment. As a proud graduate of THE Texas Southern University (’64 and’71), and a recently retired faculty member with 37 years of service, I salute this outstanding woman and believe that her time at TSU helped shaped some of who she is as a professional today. You go, Girl! 🙂

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