Emeritus Frost Brown Todd Professor of Law


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.