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About Leslie W. Abramson

Professor Abramson's primary teaching areas are criminal procedure and civil procedure. His research is known nationally in the areas of judicial ethics and criminal detainers for prisoners. He has authored many law review articles and books, including several law school casebooks and several volumes in the Kentucky Practice series for practicing attorneys. His other research interests have ranged from constitutional issues to legal education.

Much of Professor Abramson's service to the profession and the community focuses on legal reform. He has served as Reporter for the Western District of Kentucky work groups which implemented the federal Speedy Trial Act and the Civil Justice Reform Act.

Before joining the faculty, Professor Abramson practiced law with Frank and Robert Haddad in Louisville. He holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University, and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.  In 1979, he earned his doctorate in juridical science from the University of Wisconsin Law School.


Present Frost Brown Todd Professor of Law, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

Curriculum Vitae



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Professional Service and Affiliations

2010 - Present Co-Chair, Brandeis Medal Committee
1996 - Present Advisor, ABA Client Counseling Competition
1993 - Present Advisor, Brandeis Society
1983 - Present Member, Probation and Reinstatement Committee
1981 - Present Advisor, University of Louisville Law Review
2014 - 2014 Chair, Search Committee for Academic Success Director
2011 - 2013 Member, Kentucky Bar Association, Annual Convention CLE Committee
2001 - 2009 Volunteer Teacher, Advanced Placement, United States Government and Politics, duPont Manual Magnet High School
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  • Civil Procedure
  • Civil Procedure Seminar in Discovery
  • Criminal Procedure


S.JD., University of Wisconsin ‐ Law School
J.D., University of Michigan Law School
B.A., Cornell University

Contact Information

Room 260
Brandeis School of Law
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

P: +1-502-852-6385
F: +1-502-852-0862


Articles (21)

Book Reviews (1)

Books (3)