Professor Eboni S. Nelson is a professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Her courses consist of Contracts, Commercial Law (Sales and Negotiable Instruments), Consumer Law, and Race, Class and Education. 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, the constitutionality of race-conscious student assignment plans, and young consumer credit card indebtedness have appeared in several scholarly journals and publications.
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 then professor now Senator Elizabeth Warren.
In 2014, the South Carolina General Assembly elected Professor Nelson to serve on the South Carolina Commission on Consumer Affairs of which she is the Vice-Chairperson. She is also the Vice Chairperson of the South Carolina State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and a former member of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Diversity Initiatives Committee. Professor Nelson also serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Sistercare, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting victims of domestic violence and their children.