Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

F. Patrick Hubbard

Ronald L. Motley Distinguished Professor of Tort Law

Professor Hubbard has been a member of the law faculty since 1973. He currently teaches Torts, Jurisprudence, and Land Use Planning. In recent years, he has also taught Products Liability, Evidence, and Criminal Law. Before joining the faculty, Professor Hubbard was an associate at Mudge, Rose, Gutherie and Alexander (New York City) and was a staff attorney with Community Legal Services Program (Austin, Texas). He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Davidson College. He received a JD from New York University School of Law and a LLM from Yale Law School.

Professor Hubbard has written books on tort law and criminal law and has published dozens of articles and book chapters on criminal law, jurisprudence, torts, and land use planning. As a legal realist, he actively relates his scholarship to the world outside the law school. For example, his interest in land use planning includes working on a drafting committee for recent amendments to the South Carolina zoning enabling act, serving as chair of the Columbia Planning Commission in the 1990s and as vice-chair of the Board of Zoning Appeals currently, and working with neighborhood organizations in zoning matters.

Professor Hubbard has been a visiting professor of law at University of Southampton U.K., at University of Birmingham, U.K., and at Florida Coastal School of Law.

Professor Hubbard and his wife have been happily married since 1968. They have two sons, both of whom are married, and have five grandchildren.

Courses Taught

F. Patrick Hubbard

Room 405
USC School of Law
701 Main Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
v 803-777-6712
f 803-777-8613
phubbard@law.sc.edu

Office Hours
Tuesday/Thursday: 11 AM - 12 noon
If these hours, do not work, call me or email me to set up an appointment or see me before or after class to set up an appointment. In addition, I am usually in the office, so feel free to come by any time.