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Meet the Faculty

W. Lewis Burke

Scholarship

Books:

The Dawn of Religious Freedom in South Carolina co-edited book with James L. Underwood. (U.S.C. Press. Columbia 2006).

The Dawn of Religious Freedom has received rave reviews from The Journal of Religion and Society!

Matthew J. Perry: The Man, His Times and His Legacy, co-edited with Dr. Belinda Gergel (U.S.C. Press: Columbia, 2004).

James Lowell Underwood and W. Lewis Burke, eds., At Freedom's Door (Columbia: U.S.C. Press 2000) (Paperback ed. 2005).

W. Lewis Burke, Truth in Lending and Credit Disclosures, Vol. II. Consumer Law and Practice Series (Columbia: S.C. Bar, 1986).

James Lowell Underwood and W. Lewis Burke, eds., At Freedom's Door (Columbia: U.S.C. Press 2000).

W. Lewis Burke, Truth in Lending and Credit Disclosures, Vol. II. Consumer Law and Practice Series (Columbia: S.C. Bar, 1986).

Articles and Chapters:

"United States v. Amistad (1841)" in Milestone Documents in African American History, vol. 1 at 270 (Schlager Group, Inc. 2010).

"Richard Harvey Cain's, "All That We Ask Is Equal Laws, Equal Legislation and Equal Rights" in Milestone Documents in African American History. Vol. 2 at 715 (Schlager Group, Inc. 2010).

"IT'S A GIRL: Jean Hoefer Toal and the Rise of Women in the Legal Profession," co-authored with Bakari Sellers in Marjorie Spruill, Joan Johnson, and Val Littlefield, eds., South Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times, Vol 3 (U.Ga. Press 2009).

"The Hampton Administration and the Redeemers' Revenge," in Nicholas Meriwether, ed., Wade Hampton III, A Symposium, 75 ( Columbia: The University of South Caroliniana Society 2008).

"A White Boy in Mississippi and It," Essay in Richard Bonnie and Mildred Robinson, eds., Law Touches the Hearts of Children: A Generation Remembers Brown v. Board of Education and Reflects on a Changing America, forthcoming in Vanderbilt University Press, 2008).

W. Lewis Burke, "Killing, Cheating, Legislating and Lying: A History of Voting Rights in South Carolina since the Civil War," 57 S.C. Law Rev. 859 (2006).

W. Lewis Burke, "He's in the Jailhouse Now: Criminal Justice 50 Years after Brown v. Board" in " … Miles To Go Before I Sleep.'" 71 (May, 2004 by the Institute for Public Service and Policy Research U.S.C.)

W. Lewis Burke and William Hine, "The South Carolina State Law School: Its Creation and Legacy," in Matthew J. Perry: The Man, His Times and His Legacy, 17 (U.S.C. Press: Columbia, 2004).

W. Lewis Burke, "Post Reconstruction Justice: the Prosecution and Trial of Francis Lewis Cardozo," 53 S.C. Law Rev. 361 (2002).

W. Lewis Burke, "Reconstruction Corruption and the Redeemers' Prosecution of Francis Lewis Cardozo," 2 Am. Nineteenth Century History 67 (Frank Cass Publishers, London, 2001).

W. Lewis Burke, "The Radical Law School: the University of South Carolina School of Law and Its African American Graduates, 1873-1877" in Underwood and Burke, eds., At Freedom's Door (U.S.C. Press, 2000).

W. Lewis Burke, "A History of the Opening Statement from Barristers to Corporate Lawyers: A Case Study of South Carolina", 27 American Journal of Legal History 25 (1993).

"Fact or Fiction: The Effect of the Opening Statement", Co-authored with Dr. Ronald Poulson, and Michael J. Brondino. 18 Journal of Contemporary Law 195 (1992).

Book Reviews and Encyclopedia Entries:

Book review of Brian K. Landsberg, Free at Last to Vote: The Alabama Origins of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, forthcoming in the Journal of Southern History.

Biographical Entry on Willis E. Mollison forthcoming in The Mississippi Encyclopedia (University of Mississippi Press 2008.)

Biographical Entry on Matthew J. Perry, Jr. American National Biography Online (June, 2007 Oxford University Press).

Book Review of South Carolina Scalawags by Hyman Rubin III forthcoming in vol. 92 of the Journal of African American History.

Book Review of Uncivil War by James K. Hogue, Civil War Book Review, October, 2006.

Book Review of Forever Free by Eric Foner with Illustrations and commentary by Joshua Brown, Civil War Book Review, May, 2006.

Book Review of The First One Hundred Eight Justices by William D. Bader and Roy Mersky (Buffalo: William S. Hein, 2004) in the H-Law Electronic Journal, submitted August, 2005.

No Place of Redress" Book review of David E. Bernstein, Only Place of Redress, (Durham: Duke University Press, 2001) in the H-Law Electronic Journal, March 2002.

"Francis Lewis Cardozo," The South Carolina Encyclopedia (Walter Edgar, ed., Columbia: U.S.C. Press 2006).

"Samuel J. Lee," The South Carolina Encyclopedia (Walter Edgar, ed., Columbia: U.S.C. Press 2006).

"Ernest J. Finney," The South Carolina Encyclopedia (Walter Edgar, ed., Columbia: U.S.C. Press 2006).

"Nathaniel J. Frederick," The South Carolina Encyclopedia (Walter Edgar, ed., Columbia: U.S.C. Press 2006).

"Legal Education in South Carolina," The South Carolina Encyclopedia (Walter Edgar, ed., Columbia: U.S.C. Press 2006).

Other publications and legal writing:

Co-author of Amicus Brief on Behalf of the S.C. Appleseed Legal Justice Center, In re David Paul Evans, C/A 06-02413 (U.S. Bankruptcy Court for District of S.C.) (October, 2006). (the Court issued an order on December 5, 2006 adopting the position taken by Appleseed.)

Written comments with Douglas Rosinski to the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs on Senate Bill S. 2694 entitled the "Veterans' Choice of Representation Act of 2006."

"Dr. Herbert Alan Johnson: Scholar, Colleague, Teacher, Mentor and Friend," 56 S.C. L. Rev. 457 (2005).

W. Lewis Burke, "One of South Carolina's First Black Lawyers," S.C. Trial Lawyers Magazine (March, 2001).

W. Lewis Burke, "The Notice of Right to Cure: A Jury Question,"7 Consumer Law Letter 3 (1990).

Op-ed piece on Predatory Lending, The (Columbia) State, March, 2002.

Work in Progress:

"Beyond Freedom: The African American Lawyer in South Carolina, 1865-1940" (Book contract with University of Georgia Press. Anticipated publication 2012.)

"Reconstruction and the First Civil Rights Lawyers: South Carolina a Case Study" (to be submitted summer 2009).

W. Lewis Burke

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