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School of Law


Faculty Expertise

The University of South Carolina School of Law has more than 50 full-time faculty members, including clinical and visiting professors, and approximately 25 adjunct professors who teach advanced courses and trial advocacy. Our law faculty is committed to excellence in teaching and research, and includes many who are nationally prominent in their respective areas of expertise. Among the faculty are authors of leading casebooks, treatises, and law review articles.

Frequently sought after by both national, state, and local media outlets, our faculty can provide your audience with straightforward answers that are clear, concise and easy to understand. Whatever your legal query may be, the University of South Carolina law school faculty will be able to assist you.

Below you will find a comprehensive listing of each full-time faculty member, as well as their areas of expertise. You may click an individual's name for more information about that particular faculty member and his/her selected achievements.

If you are a member of the media who would like to interview a member of the faculty, or if you wish to have a member provide commentary on a case, please contact Peggy Binette at 803-777-7704.


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ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Robert Bockman
Marie C. Boyd
Shelley Welton


ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

W. Lewis Burke
Joseph A. Seiner


APPELLATE PRACTICE

Robert Bockman
Lisa Eichhorn
Howard B. Stravitz


BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS

James R. Burkhard
Martin C. McWilliams
Benjamin Means


CHILDREN'S ISSUES

Michelle Dhunjishah
Josh Gupta-Kagan
Elizabeth G. Patterson


CIVIL PROCEDURE

Lisa Eichhorn
James F. Flanagan
Joel H. Samuels
Howard B. Stravitz


CIVIL RIGHTS

Derek Black


 CLIMATE CHANGE LAW

Nathan Richardson
Shelley Welton


COASTAL AND OCEAN LAW

Josh Eagle


COMMERCIAL LAW

Philip T. Lacy
Eboni S. Nelson


COMPARATIVE LAW

Aparna Polavarapu


CONFLICTS OF LAW

Jesse M. Cross
Robert Felix
Susan S. Kuo


CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Derek Black
Josie F. Brown
Thomas P. Crocker


CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY

Jan Baker
W. Lewis Burke


CONSUMER LAW

Eboni S. Nelson


CONTRACTS

Greg Adams
Philip T. Lacy
Martin C. McWilliams
Eboni S. Nelson


COPYRIGHT LAW

Ned Snow


CRIMINAL LAW

Kenneth W. Gaines
Susan S. Kuo
Colin Miller
Wadie E. Said
Seth W. Stoughton


CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Thomas P. Crocker
Susan S. Kuo
Wadie E. Said
Seth W. Stoughton


CYBER LAW

Ned Snow


DISASTER LAW

Josh Eagle
Susan S. Kuo


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Lisa V. Martin


EDUCATION LAW

Derek Black
Josie F. Brown
Eboni S. Nelson

Claire S. Raj
Emily Suski


ENERGY LAW

Robert Bockman
Nathan Richardson
Shelley Welton


ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Josh Eagle
Ann M. Eisenberg
Nathan Richardson
Shelley Welton


EVIDENCE

Derek Black
James F. Flanagan
Kenneth W. Gaines
Colin Miller


FAMILY BUSINESS LAW

Benjamin Means


FAMILY LAW

Lisa V. Martin
Emily Suski
Marcia A. Yablon-Zug


FEDERAL COURTS

Howard B. Stravitz


FEDERAL INDIAN LAW

Marcia A. Yablon-Zug


FOOD AND DRUG LAW

Marie C. Boyd


HEALTH LAW

Jesse M. Cross
Jacqueline R. Fox
Emily Suski


IMMIGRATION LAW

Wadie E. Said


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Ned Snow


INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

Joel H. Samuels


INTERNATIONAL BANKING LAW

Duncan E. Alford


INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

David K. Linnan


INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS

Aparna Polavarapu
Wadie E. Said


INTERNATIONAL LAW

Aparna Polavarapu
Joel H. Samuels


INTERNATIONAL LEGAL RESEARCH

Duncan E. Alford


INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION

Joel H. Samuels


INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW

David K. Linnan


JUVENILE JUSTICE

Michelle Dhunjishah
Josh Gupta-Kagan


LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

Joseph A. Seiner


LAND USE PLANNING

Josh Eagle
Ann M. Eisenberg
Patrick Hubbard


LEGAL HISTORY

W. Lewis Burke (S.C.)
Martin C. McWilliams (English)


LEGAL PROFESSION AND LEGAL ETHICS

Greg Adams
Elizabeth Chambliss
John E. Montgomery
Michael Virzi
Robert M. Wilcox


 LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING

Duncan Alford
Jan Baker
Daniel Brackmann
Terrye Conroy
Elizabeth Dalzell
Lisa Eichhorn
Aaron Glenn
Shelby Leonardi
Ami Leventis
Rebekah K. Maxwell
Amy Milligan
Eve Ross
Michael Virzi


LEGISLATION

Jesse M. Cross
Elizabeth G. Patterson


 LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW

Ann M. Eisenberg


MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Martin C. McWilliams
Benjamin Means


NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Jaclyn A. Cherry
Martin C. McWilliams


POLICE PRACTICES

Seth W. Stoughton


PRIVACY

Thomas P. Crocker


PRODUCTS LIABILITY

Patrick Hubbard
Bryant Walker Smith


REGULATED INDUSTRIES

Robert Bockman


REAL PROPERTY

James R. Burkhard
Ned Snow


RULE OF LAW

Aparna Polavarapu
Joel H. Samuels


SECURED TRANSACTIONS

Philip T. Lacy


SECURITIES REGULATION

Martin C. McWilliams


SOCIAL JUSTICE

Patrick Hubbard
Susan S. Kuo


TAX EXEMPT LAW

Jaclyn A. Cherry


TAXATION

Tessa R. Davis
Richard Handel
Clinton G. Wallace


TECHNOLOGY AND LAW

Bryant Walker Smith


TORTS

Marie C. Boyd
Jacqueline R. Fox
Patrick Hubbard
Bryant Walker Smith


TRANSPORTATION LAW

Bryant Walker Smith


TRIAL PRACTICE

Kenneth W. Gaines


VETERANS LAW

Bennett Gore


 WATER LAW

Ann M. Eisenberg


WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES

F. Ladson Boyle
S. Alan Medlin


ZONING

Patrick Hubbard