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Meet the Faculty

Elizabeth G. Patterson



Patterson, The Spending Power after NFIB: New Direction, or Medicaid Exception?, 68 S.M.U.L. Rev. 101 (2015) (in press)

Patterson, Mission Dissonance in the TANF Program: Of Work, Self-Sufficiency, Reciprocity, and the Work Participation Rate, 6 Harv. L. & Pol. Rev. 501 (2012)

Patterson, Civil Contempt and the Indigent Child Support Obligor: the Silent Return of Debtor's Prison, 18 Cornell J. L. & Pub. Pol. 95 (2008) (cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in Turner v. Rogers, 131 S. Ct. 2507 (2011)

Patterson, Unintended Consequences: Why Congress Should Tread Lightly When Entering the Field of Family Law, 25 Ga. State U. L. Rev. 397 (2008)

Patterson, Assisting Clients with Advance Health Care Directives, Merrill Anderson Estate Planning Studies, Oct. 2005 (monograph)

Patterson, Homosexual Rights and the Placement of Children, Policy and Practice, vol. 62, #1, p. 28 (March 2004).

Patterson, Making Medical Decisions for Foster Children, Policy and Practice, vol. 61, #3 (Oct. 2003).

Edwards, Young, Brooks, Aiken, Patterson, & Pritchett, Developing Genetic Privacy Legislation: The South Carolina Experience, Genetic Testing, vol. 2, #1, p. 37 (1998).

Patterson, Navigating the Zoning Maze, Family Futures, vol. 1, #2, p. 15 (1997).

Patterson & Andrews, Protecting the Child Against Separation from the Family Environment: Articles 9 and 25 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Children's Legal Rights Journal, vol. 16, #3, p. 2 (Summer 1996).

Patterson & Andrews, Civil Commitment for Pregnant Substance Abusers: Is It Appropriate, and Is It Enough?, Politics & the Life Sciences, vol. 15, #1, p.64 (March 1996).

"Ask Libba: You and Your Rights," column in S.C. Youth Connected (foster kids' newsletter), 1995-99.

Patterson & Andrews, Searching for Solutions to Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse During Pregnancy: Ethics, Values and Constitutional Principles, 40 Social Work 55 (1995)

Patterson, Human Life and Human Rights: An Uneven Fit, 68 Tulane Law Review 1527 (1994)

Patterson, Planning for Health Care Using Living Wills and Durable Powers of Attorney, 42 S.C. Law Review 525 (1991)

Death and the Right to Die, S.C. Jurisprudence (1992)

Patterson, Making Health Care Decisions Under the New South Carolina Statute, S.C. Lawyer, Jan./Feb. 1991, p.32

Patterson, The Right to Die, the Cruzan Decision and South Carolina Law, S.C. Lawyer, Sept./Oct. 1990, p.14

Patterson, Health Care Choice and the Constitution: Reconciling Privacy and Public Health, 42 Rutgers L. Rev. 1 (1989)

Patterson, The Therapeutic Justification for Withholding Medical Information: What You Don't Know Can't Hurt You, or Can it?, 64 Nebraska Law Review 721 (1985)

Patterson, Property Rights in the Balance - The Burger Court and Constitutional Property, 43 Maryland Law Review 518 (1984)

Note, Municipal Self-Determination: Must Local Control of Growth Yield to Travel Rights?, 17 Arizona Law Review 145 (1975)


Brief of Elizabeth G. Patterson and S.C. Appleseed Legal Justice Center as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioner, Turner v. Rogers, 131 S. Ct. 2507 (2011) (No. 10–10), 2011 WL 141223.

Reports and Other Public Information Publications:

The Role of Family Members in Making Decisions About Health Care, brochure published by S.C. Office of the Governor, Division on Aging (1996)

Health Care in South Carolina: Where Do We Go From Here?, report of South Carolina Health Decisions (April 1994)

1991 South Carolina Study of Drug Use Among Women Giving Birth, Volume III: Legal Issues, report of S.C. Maternal, Infant, Child Health Council's Substance Abuse Committee (February 1992)

Drafted children's policy statement for S.C. League of Women Voters, 1998

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Elizabeth G. Patterson

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