Nathan Abbott (1854 – January 4, 1941) was an American lawyer and law teacher of distinction.
Abbott was born in Norridgewock, Maine, the son of Abiel Abbott. He was educated at Yale College, graduating in 1877, and studied law in Boston University. After some years of practice in the city of Boston, he was invited to become Tappan Professor of Law in the University of Michigan, and from that time on he devoted himself exclusively to legal scholarship and teaching. After a year at the University of Michigan, Abbott was appointed professor of law in Northwestern University and two years later, in 1895, he became professor of law and dean of the law school of Leland Stanford University. He held that position until 1907, after which time he was a member of the law faculty of Columbia University, New York City. He was a legal scholar of wide reputation and a recognized authority on the English and American Law of Real Property.
- ^ Leonard, John William; Marquis, Albert Nelson, eds. (1908), Who's who in America 5, Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, Incorporated, p. 5.