Abbie DeBlasis received her Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University where she graduated magna cum laude. She then received her Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude and Order of the Coif. While earning her law degree, Professor DeBlasis served as Editor-in-Chief of the Wake Forest Law Review.
Before beginning her teaching career at Belmont, Professor DeBlasis was an associate in the Nashville office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, where she focused her practice on regulatory and operational matters for health care clients. Prior thereto, Professor DeBlasis was a senior associate in the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Winston & Strawn LLP working in the areas of syndicated lending and corporate finance and an associate at Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, LLP (now K&L Gates LLP) practicing in the areas of capital markets and private equity. Professor DeBlasis is a member of the North Carolina and Tennessee bars.
Professor DeBlasis will teach Legal Information and Communication I & II.
Belmont University constructed a 75,000 square foot facility on its campus for the College of Law. The Randall and Sadie Baskin Center contains more than a dozen classrooms, a 21st Century courtroom, a two-story law library, and 24 faculty offices. The new law building has numerous amenities for students, including a student commons, wireless Internet access, offices for student organizations, a locker room, and over 500 parking spaces. The groundbreaking for the Randall and Sadie Baskin Center took place on October 14, 2010, and the Grand Opening occurred on August 21, 2012.
Here is a video tour of the new College of Law building: