Visiting Professor of Law
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 506
Administrative Assistant: Deborah Pinkham, 410.837.4634
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 509
J.D,. American University
LL.M., Columbia University
B.A., Indiana University
Areas of Expertise
Human Rights Law
Abrams is visiting professor for the 2020-21 academic year, teaching Torts/ILS, Family Law, and Rules & Reasoning.
Abrams' research focuses on reproductive and birthing decision-making, gendered violence, legal protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence, and legal education pedagogy. She previously taught at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, where she received two teaching awards.
She has also taught at Hofstra University School of Law and American University Washington College of Law.
In 2014, while at Louisville, Abrams founded the Brandeis Human Rights Advocacy Program to advance the human rights of immigrants and refugees. Prior to entering law teaching, she was in private practice, specializing in complex civil litigation, white-collar criminal defense and environmental law.
Abrams has a J.D. from American University and an LL.M. from Columbia University, both with highest honors. She earned her B.A. from Indiana University at Bloomington.