Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

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

  • Gregory B. Adams Gregory B. Adams
    Associate Professor of Law
    Teaches: Contract Law; Problems in Professional Responsibility; Professional Responsibility; Judges and the Rule of Law; Ethical Issues in Criminal Practice
    Read More
  • Duncan E. Alford Duncan E. Alford
    Associate Dean for the Law Library & Professor of Law
    Teaches: Legal Research, Analysis & Writing; International and Foreign Legal Research
    Read More
  • Janice M. Baker Janice M. Baker
    Assistant Director of Legal Writing
    Teaches: Legal Research, Analysis & Writing; Writing in Law Practice; Consumer Bankruptcy Drafting
    Read More
  • Jay Bender Jay Bender
    Instructor
    Teaches: Commercial Speech Seminar; Media Law
    Read More
  • Derek W. Black Derek W. Black
    Professor of Law
    Teaches: Constitutional Law; Evidence; Civil Rights Seminar; Education Law and Policy
    Read More
  • Robert T. Bockman Robert T. Bockman
    Senior Legal Writing Instructor
    Teaches: Legal Writing for the Courts; Law Practice Workshop; Appellate Advocacy
    Read More
  • Marie C. Boyd Marie C. Boyd
    Assistant Professor of Law
    Teaches: Torts; Food & Drug Law; Administrative Law
    Read More
  • F. Ladson Boyle F. Ladson Boyle
    Charles E. Simons, Jr. Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Federal Law
    Teaches: Wills, Trusts & Estates; Income Tax of Trusts and Estates; Estate & Gift Tax; Taxation of Property Transfers
    Read More
  • Josie F. Brown Josie F. Brown
    Associate Professor of Law
    Teaches: Constitutional Issues in Public Education; Constitutional Law; Women and the Law; Religion and the Constitution
    Read More
  • W. Lewis Burke W. Lewis Burke
    Director of Clinical Education & Professor of Law
    Teaches: Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Trial Advocacy
    Read More
  • James R. Burkhard James R. Burkhard
    Associate Professor of Law
    Teaches: Agency, Partnerships & LLCs; Corporations; Business Corporations; Property
    Read More
  • Elizabeth Chambliss Elizabeth Chambliss
    Professor of Law and
    Director, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism

    Read More
  • Jaclyn A. Cherry Jaclyn A. Cherry
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (Interim) & Associate Professor of Law
    Teaches: Non-Profit Organizations; Non-Profit Organizations Clinic; Small Business Organization Capstone Course
    Read More
  • Thomas P. Crocker Thomas P. Crocker
    Distinguished Professor of Law
    Teaches: Constitutional Law; Criminal Procedure; Free Speech and Democracy; Law & Literature; The Constitution & National Security
    Read More
  • Elizabeth M. Dalzell Elizabeth M. Dalzell
    Legal Writing Instructor
    Teaches: Advanced Legal Writing; Legal Research, Analysis & Writing
    Read More
  • Tessa R. Davis Tessa R. Davis
    Assistant Professor of Law
    Read More
  • Josh Eagle Josh Eagle
    Solomon Blatt Professor of Law
    Teaches: Property; Federal Environmental Law; Constitutional Issues in Property Law; Coastal Conservation Law
    Read More
  • Lisa A. Eichhorn Lisa A. Eichhorn
    Director of Legal Writing & Professor of Law
    Teaches: Advanced Legal Writing; Civil Procedure
    Read More
  • Robert L. Felix Robert L. Felix
    James P. Mozingo III Professor Emeritus of Legal Research
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law

    Teaches: Conflict of Laws
    Read More
  • James F. Flanagan James F. Flanagan
    Oliver Ellsworth Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Federal Practice
    Teaches: Legal & Equitable Remedies; Evidence; Civil Procedure
    Read More
  • Patrick J. Flynn Patrick J. Flynn
    Associate Professor of Law
    Teaches: Federal Litigation Clinic; Discovery Practice; Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation
    Read More
  • Jacqueline R. Fox Jacqueline R. Fox
    Associate Professor of Law
    Teaches: Torts; Public Health Law; Health Law & Policy; Bioethics Seminar
    Read More
  • Kenneth W. Gaines Kenneth W. Gaines
    Associate Professor of Law
    Teaches: Advanced Trial Advocacy; Criminal Practice Clinic
    Read More
  • Josh Gupta-Kagan Josh Gupta-Kagan
    Assistant Professor of Law
    Teaches: Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation
    Read More
  • F. Patrick Hubbard F. Patrick Hubbard
    Ronald L. Motley Distinguished Professor of Tort Law
    Teaches: Torts; Land Use Planning; Law, Society & Justice; Tort Theory Seminar
    Read More
  • Susan S. Kuo Susan S. Kuo
    Professor of Law
    Teaches: Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Conflict of Laws; Law & Social Justice Seminar
    Read More
  • Philip T. Lacy Philip T. Lacy
    Professor of Law
    Teaches: Contracts; Payment Systems; Secured Transactions
    Read More
  • Ami Leventis Ami Leventis
    Legal Writing Instructor
    Teaches: Introduction to Drafting Business Agreements; Drafting Business Agreements Workshop; Legal Research, Analysis & Writing
    Read More
  • David K. Linnan David K. Linnan
    Associate Professor of Law
    Teaches: Project Finance; International Business Transactions; International Trade Law; International Environmental Law
    Read More
  • Martin C. McWilliams Martin C. McWilliams
    Professor of Law
    Teaches: Contracts; Securities Regulation; Mergers & Acquisitions; English Legal History; Transnational Dispute Resolution
    Read More
  • Benjamin Means Benjamin Means
    Associate Professor of Law
    Teaches: Business Corporations; Business Crimes; Liberty Seminar; Mergers & Acquisitions
    Read More
  • S. Alan Medlin S. Alan Medlin
    David W. Robinson Professor of Law
    Teaches: Wills, Trusts & Estates; Fiduciary Administration; Law Practice Workshop
    Read More
  • Colin Miller Colin Miller
    Associate Dean of Faculty Development & Associate Professor of Law
    Teaches: Criminal Law; Criminal Adjudication; Evidence
    Read More
  • Amy L. Milligan Amy L. Milligan
    Assistant Director of Legal Writing
    Teaches: Advanced Legal Writing; Research, Analysis & Writing; Writing in Law Practice
    Read More
  • John E. Montgomery John E. Montgomery
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus & Dean Emeritus
    Former Director, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism

    Teaches: Introduction to the Legal Profession; Foundations of Law Practice & Professionalism
    Read More
  • Eboni S. Nelson Eboni S. Nelson
    Professor of Law
    Teaches: Contracts; Consumer Law; Commercial Law; Race, Class and Education
    Read More
  • Elizabeth G. Patterson Elizabeth G. Patterson
    Professor of Law
    Teaches: Parents, Children & the Law; Child Welfare; Poverty Law & Policy; Legislation
    Read More
  • Aparna Polavarapu Aparna Polavarapu
    Assistant Professor of Law
    Teaches: International Human Rights Skills Course; Transnational Law; Rule of Law Seminar
    Read More
  • Burnele Venable Powell Burnele Venable Powell
    Miles and Ann Loadholt Professor of Law
    Teaches: Constitutional Law; Problems in Professional Responsibility; Administrative Law; Current Topics in Professional Responsibility
    Read More
  • Walter F. Pratt, Jr. Walter F. Pratt, Jr.
    Professor of Law & James P. Mozingo III Legal Research Chair
    Teaches: Contract Law; American Legal History; The Warren Court; Federal Constitutional Convention
    Read More
  • William J. Quirk William J. Quirk
    Professor of Law
    Teaches: Income Tax; Corporate Tax; The Constitution
    Read More
  • Wadie E. Said Wadie E. Said
    Associate Professor of Law
    Teaches: Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Immigration Law; International Human Rights Seminar
    Read More
  • Joel H. Samuels Joel H. Samuels
    Professor of Law
    Teaches: Civil Procedure; International Litigation; Transnational Law
    Read More
  • Joseph A. Seiner Joseph A. Seiner
    Professor of Law
    Teaches: Comparative Employment Discrimination Seminar; Employment Discrimination; Principles of Labor Law; Individual Employment Law; ADR in Employment Law Workshop
    Read More
  • Bryant Walker Smith Bryant Walker Smith
    Assistant Professor of Law
    Read More
  • Ned Snow Ned Snow
    Associate Professor of Law
    Teaches: Property; Copyright Law; Intellectual Property; Cyberlaw
    Read More
  • Seth W. Stoughton Seth W. Stoughton
    Assistant Professor of Law
    Read More
  • Howard B. Stravitz Howard B. Stravitz
    Associate Professor of Law
    Teaches: Civil Procedure; Federal Courts; Complex Civil Litigation; Religious Legal Systems: Jewish Law
    Read More
  • Anne Marie Ugarte Anne Marie Ugarte
    Clinical Instructor
    Teaches: Child Protection Advocacy Clinic
    Read More
  • Michael J. Virzi Michael J. Virzi
    Legal Writing Instructor
    Teaches: Legal Research, Analysis & Writing
    Read More
  • Robert M. Wilcox Robert M. Wilcox
    Dean
    Teaches: Property; Problems in Professional Responsibility
    Read More
  • Marcia A. Yablon-Zug Marcia A. Yablon-Zug
    Associate Professor of Law
    Teaches: Advanced Family Law; Family Law; Federal Indian Law
    Read More
  • Claire S. Raj Claire S. Raj
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
    Teaches: Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation; Juvenile Justice
    Read More
  • F. Ladson Boyle F. Ladson Boyle
    Charles E. Simons, Jr. Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Federal Law
    Teaches: Wills, Trusts & Estates; Income Tax of Trusts and Estates; Estate & Gift Tax; Taxation of Property Transfers
    Read More
  • R. Randall Bridwell R. Randall Bridwell
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law
  • Katharine I. Butler Katharine I. Butler
    Distinguished Professor Emerita of Law
    Read More
  • Vance L. Cowden Vance L. Cowden
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law
    Read More
  • Joseph R. Cross, Jr. Joseph R. Cross, Jr.
    Law Librarian Emeritus
  • Nathan M. Crystal Nathan M. Crystal
    Class of 1969 Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Professional Responsibility & Contract Law
  • Richard E. Day Richard E. Day
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law
  • Robert L. Felix Robert L. Felix
    James P. Mozingo III Professor Emeritus of Legal Research
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law

    Teaches: Conflict of Laws
    Read More
  • James F. Flanagan James F. Flanagan
    Oliver Ellsworth Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Federal Practice
    Teaches: Legal & Equitable Remedies; Evidence
    Read More
  • Robert W. Foster Robert W. Foster
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law
  • John P. Freeman John P. Freeman
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus
    and John T. Campbell Chair in Business and Professional Ethics Emeritus

    Read More
  • Thomas R. Haggard Thomas R. Haggard
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law
    Read More
  • Herbert A. Johnson Herbert A. Johnson
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law
  • Henry S. Mather Henry S. Mather
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law
  • William S. McAninch William S. McAninch
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law
  • Ralph C. McCullough II Ralph C. McCullough II
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law
  • John E. Montgomery John E. Montgomery
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus & Dean Emeritus
    Former Director, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism

    Teaches: Introduction to the Legal Profession; Foundations of Law Practice & Professionalism
    Read More
  • Dennis R. Nolan Dennis R. Nolan
    Webster Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Labor Law
    Read More
  • Diana M. Osbaldiston Diana M. Osbaldiston
    Law Librarian Emerita
  • David G. Owen David G. Owen
    Carolina Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus
  • Burnele Venable Powell Burnele Venable Powell
    Miles and Ann Loadholt Professor of Law
    Teaches: Constitutional Law; Problems in Professional Responsibility; Administrative Law; Current Topics in Professional Responsibility
    Read More
  • Walter F. Pratt, Jr. Walter F. Pratt, Jr.
    Professor of Law & James P. Mozingo III Legal Research Chair
    Teaches: Contract Law; American Legal History; The Warren Court; Federal Constitutional Convention
    Read More
  • O'Neal Smalls O'Neal Smalls
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law
    Read More
  • Robert W. Foster Stephen A. Spitz
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law
  • Roy T. Stuckey Roy T. Stuckey
    Webster Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Clinical Legal Education
    Read More
  • Melissa M. Surber Melissa M. Surber
    Law Librarian Emerita
  • Jon P. Thames Jon P. Thames
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law
  • James L. Underwood James L. Underwood
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law
    Read More
  • Eldon D. Wedlock, Jr. Eldon D. Wedlock, Jr.
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law
    Read More

Adjunct Faculty

  • Joseph F. Anderson, Jr. Judge Joseph F. Anderson, Jr.
    Teaches: Evidence
  • Desa Ballard Desa Ballard
    Teaches: Advanced Legal Profession
  • James R. Barber III Judge James R. Barber III
    Teaches: Trial Advocacy
  • Brett Bayne Brett Bayne
    Teaches: Trial Advocacy
  • Shannon Bobertz Shannon Bobertz
    Teaches: Civil Litigation Capstone Course
  • Bert Brannon Bert Brannon
    Teaches: Estate Planning
  • Ronald M. Childress Ronald M. Childress
    Teaches: Russian Law and Legal System
  • Joseph Clark Joseph Clark
    Teaches: Small Business Organization Capstone
  • Lesley M. Coggiola Lesley M. Coggiola
    Teaches: Criminal Trial Practice
  • Thomas Cooper Judge Thomas Cooper
    Teaches: Judicial Externship
  • David Duncan Judge David Duncan
    Teaches: Bankruptcy
  • John Few Judge John Few
    Teaches: Advanced Evidence
  • Judge John Geathers Judge John Geathers
    Teaches: South Carolina Administrative Law
  • L. Gray Geddie L. Gray Geddie
    Teaches: Small Business Organization Capstone
  • Christopher Todd Hagins Christopher Todd Hagins
    Teaches: Trial Advocacy
  • Richard Handel Richard Handel
    Teaches: Income Tax
  • Richard A. Harpootlian Richard A. Harpootlian
    Teaches: Administrative Law Externship
  • Michael Hitchcock Michael Hitchcock
    Teaches: Legislative Externship
  • Shiva Hodges Judge Shiva Hodges
    Teaches: Advanced Legal Writing
  • Chris Isgett Chris Isgett
    Teaches: Civil Litigation Capstone
  • Lee Jedziniak Lee Jedziniak
    Teaches: Insurance
  • William Killough William Killough
    Teaches: Patent Law
  • Stanford E. Lacy Stanford E. Lacy
    Teaches: SC Workers Compensation
  • Shelby Leonardi Shelby Leonardi
    Teaches: Advanced Legal Writing
  • Ernest Lipscomb Ernest Lipscomb
    Teaches: Patent Law
  • Candice Lively Candice Lively
    Teaches: Children's Law Externship; Children & the Courts
  • Randolph R. Lowell Randolph R. Lowell
    Teaches: South Carolina Administrative Law
  • James Lybrand James Lybrand
    Teaches: Civil Litigation Capstone
  • Cory Manning Cory Manning
    Teaches: Business Torts
  • Joseph M. McCulloch, Jr. Joseph M. McCulloch, Jr.
    Teaches: Sports Law; Entertainment Law
  • Lawrence Melton Lawrence Melton
    Teaches: Construction Law & Litigation
  • Elizabeth Scott Moise Elizabeth Scott Moise
    Teaches: Advanced Legal Writing
  • Sarah M. Montgomery Sarah M. Montgomery
    Teaches: E-Discovery
  • Deborah P. Morgan Deborah P. Morgan
    Teaches: Advanced Legal Writing
  • Charles F. Reid Charles F. Reid
    Teaches: Legislative Process
  • Beth Richardson Beth Richardson
    Teaches: Advanced Legal Writing
  • Dennis Shedd Judge Dennis Shedd
    Teaches: Fourth Circuit Practice
  • Teri Stomski Teri Stomski
    Teaches: Real Estate Transactions: Residential
  • Duffie Stone Duffie Stone
    Teaches: Criminal Law Externship
  • Karen Thomas Karen Thomas
    Teaches: Estate Planning
  • Justin Richard Werner Justin Richard Werner
    Teaches: South Carolina Administrative Law
  • Travis C. Wheeler Travis C. Wheeler
    Teaches: Law and Economics; Antitrust Law & Trade Regulations
  • H. Dave Whitener H. Dave Whitener
    Teaches: Real Estate Transactions: Commercial
  • Emily Nanette Williams Emily Nanette Williams
    Teaches: Advanced Legal Writing
  • H. Bruce Williams Judge H. Bruce Williams
    Teaches: Family Law
  • Benton D. Williamson Benton D. Williamson
    Teaches: Real Estate Transactions
  • Richard H. Willis Richard H. Willis
    Teaches: Trial Advocacy
  • William K. Witherspoon William K. Witherspoon
    Teaches: Trial Advocacy
  • David Wyatt David Wyatt
    Teaches: Sports Law; Entertainment Law

Faculty A to Z