Abrams, Andrew

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law


Andy Abrams, whose focus is in sports and education law, was named dean of the Charleston School of Law in June 2008. A seasoned college administrator prior to joining the Charleston School of Law in August 2005, Abrams served in a number of leadership roles at the College of Charleston, including provost, senior vice president for strategic planning and administration, and general counsel. He also was a tenured professor of legal studies. Prior to joining academia, Abrams was a trial lawyer in Greenville, his hometown.

Abrams is an avid baseball fan. His team is the Brooklyn Dodgers, which he notes “hasn’t lost a game since 1957.” He also roots for the Boston Red Sox.


  • University of Virginia – LL.M
  • University of South Carolina School of Law – J.D. – Cum laude
  • Furman University – B.A. – Magna cum laude



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