Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

James L. Underwood

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law

LL.M., Yale University, 1966
J.D., 1962 and A.B., 1959, Emory University.

Editor-in-Chief, Emory Law Journal.

Phi Beta Kappa, Life Member of the American Law Institute, Fulbright Professor Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland 1972-73, Acting Director National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, 1981-82, Captain Judge Advocate General's Corp. U.S. Army 1962-65.

Constitutional law, federal practice, and civil and political rights. The author of leading treatises on civil litigation in federal courts.


Professor Underwood is the author of twelve books. These include:

Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor and Freedom of the Press (Columbia SC: University of South Carolina Press 2013)
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Walter Edgar Interviews Professor Underwood about Deadly Censorship

The Dawn of Religious Freedom in South Carolina (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press 2006) (with W. Lewis Burke)
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The Dawn of Religious Freedom has received rave reviews from The Journal of Religion and Society.

At Freedom's Door: African American Founding Fathers and Lawyers in Reconstruction South Carolina (Columbia SC: University of South Carolina Press 2000) (with W. Lewis Burke) (paperback edition now available)
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The Constitution of South Carolina, Volume IV: The Struggle for Political Equality (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press 1994)
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The Constitution of South Carolina, Volume III: Church and State, Morality and Free Expression (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press 1992)
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The Constitution of South Carolina, Volume II: The Journey Toward Local Self-Government (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press 1988)
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The Constitution of South Carolina, Volume I: The Relationship of the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press 1986)
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A Guide to Federal Discovery Rules (Philadelphia, ALI-ABA Second ed. 1986)

A Guide to Federal Discovery Rules (Philadelphia ALI-ABA 1979, 1st ed. 1979)

Civil Trial Manual 2 (Philadelphia, ALI-ABA, American College of Trial Lawyers 1980) (with Ralph C. McCullough)

Civil Trial Manual (Philadelphia, ALI-ABA, American College of Trial Lawyers 1974) (with Robert Mc Figg and Ralph C. McCullough)

The Lawfulness of United States Assistance to the Republic of Viet Nam (Distributed by ABA 1966) (with John Norton Moore and in collaboration with Myres S. McDougal)

For interesting articles see:

The Proper Role of Religion in the Public Schools: Equal Access Instead of Official Indoctrination, 46 Villanova L. Rev. 487 (2001)

and

Applying The Good News Club Decision in a Manner That Maintains The Separation of Church and State In Our Schools 47 Villanova L. Rev. 281 (2002)

James L. Underwood

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