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Ann M. Eisenberg

Title: Associate Professor of Law
School of Law
Phone: 803-777-8805

1525 Senate Street
Room 356
Columbia, SC 29208


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Ann M. Eisenberg


Ann Eisenberg joined the University of South Carolina School of Law faculty in 2016 after spending two years as a fellow in land use law at West Virginia University College of Law.  Professor Eisenberg’s research examines environmental and criminal decision-making processes, with a focus on law and the urban-rural divide.  Her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the Southern California Law Review, the Harvard Law and Policy Review, Environmental Law, the Northeastern University Law Review, the Pittsburgh Law Review, and elsewhere.  In 2017, Professor Eisenberg started South Carolina’s transactional Environmental Law Clinic (formerly the “Sustainable Development Clinic”), in which she supervises third-year law students in counseling non-profit and public organizations on complex questions of environmental, land use, and property law. 

Professor Eisenberg earned her B.A. from Cornell University in Linguistics and French Cultural Studies, after which she served in the Peace Corps in Morocco.  She then returned to Cornell where she earned her J.D, cum laude.  As a law student, her student note containing original field data on women’s rights in Morocco was awarded the Washington Foreign Law Society Ibrahim Shihata Prize for Outstanding Student Scholarship in Islamic Law.  She has also worked as a staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.  Professor Eisenberg is licensed to practice law in New York, the District of Columbia (inactive), and South Carolina (limited certificate of clinical practice).


  • Environmental Law Clinic (LAWS 742)
  • Property (LAWS 509)
  • Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation (LAWS 771)
  • Law and the Urban/Rural Divide (LAWS 783)
  • Water Law (LAWS 747)


  • Distributive Justice and Rural America ___ B.C. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2020); [SSRN]
  • Just Transitions, 92 S. CAL. L. REV. 2 (2019); [SSRN]
  • Rural Blight, 13 HARV. L. & POL’Y REV. 187 (2018) (invited contribution); [SSRN]
  • Alienation and Reconciliation in Social-Ecological Systems, 47 ENVTL. LAW 127 (2017); [SSRN]
  • Removal of Women and African-Americans in Jury Selection in South Carolina Capital Cases, 1997–2012, 9 NE. U. L. Rev. 299 (2017); [SSRN]

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