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About Amanda E. Compton

Amanda E. Compton joined the School of Law in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Law. Prior to joining Charleston School of Law, Professor Compton was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Ohio Northern University where she taught Intellectual Property, Property, Legal Profession, and Wills, Trusts and Estates Law. Before beginning a career in academia, Professor Compton practice law with two of the largest firms based in the Midwest: Barnes & Thornburg LLP and Ice Miller LLP where she was a member of the Intellectual Property Department. She concentrated her practice in the areas of trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation and counseled clients in various aspects of trademark law, including adoption of new trademarks, registrations in the United States and abroad, licensing, and enforcement of rights. She also assisted clients with domain name registration and enforcement, drafting and negotiating contracts, franchising, and border enforcement of intellectual property through U.S. Customs. She previously served as Senior Counsel for Sears Intellectual Property Management Company in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Professor Compton volunteers much of her time helping those underserved. Her commitments include being a Founding Member of the Fannie Lou Hamer Project, Board of Directors for the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, a volunteer attorney for the Protective Order Pro Bono Project and the Organizing Committee for the Circle City Classic. She was also a member of the inaugural class of the Indianapolis Bar Association's Bar Leaders Series and the Women's Fund, OPTIONS '03 class. Additionally, her memberships include Marion County Bar Association, where she is currently the President-Elect; National Bar Association, CLE committee; International Trademark Association, Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Committee; and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Present Assistant Professor of Law, Charleston School of Law



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Honors and Awards

  • Howard University School of Law Merit Scholar
  • Fats Waller Trust Scholarship
  • National Moot Board Court Team (Best Oralist, Tulane University Competition, 2000).


  • Property

Contact Information

The Charleston School of Law
385 Meeting Street (3rd Floor)
Charleston, South Carolina 29403