Law professor wins award from Templeton Foundation

September 10, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – September 9, 2008 – Eboni Nelson, assistant professor in the University of South Carolina School of Law, recently received the John Templeton Foundation Academic Scholarship Award from the Pacific Legal Foundation.

The award, worth $5,000, encourages junior faculty members at American law schools to add to the body of legal-academic scholarship in support of freedom and free enterprise. The PLF is a public-interest legal organization that champions individual constitutional rights.

Nelson won the award for her article, “Examining the Costs of Diversity,” which will be published in the Miami Law Review next year. The article focuses on providing equal educational opportunities for minority students in elementary and secondary schools.