Robert Figg, Jr. was admitted to the Bar of South Carolina in 1922 and practiced law in Charleston until 1959 when he became Dean of the University of South Carolina School of Law.
In government, he distinguished himself in the South Carolina Legislature as Circuit Solicitor and as the draftsman of legislation providing the present structure for South Carolina state and local government and the State Ports Authority.
As an advocate, he earned the respect and admiration of government and business leaders as well as judges and fellow lawyers. Of the many landmark cases in which he was involved, perhaps the most notable was his representation of Clarendon County School Board in the case which was consolidated in the United States Supreme Court with Brown v. Board of Education.
He served his profession and his community in many capacities. His integrity, intellect, and advocacy have left an indelible mark on the law and government of South Carolina.
Painted by Everett Raymond Kinstler in 1973.
Located in the Dean’s Suite hallway.