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Joseph F. Rice School of Law


Scott Bauries

Title: Professor of Law
Joseph F. Rice School of Law
Phone: 803-777-5662
Office: 1525 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: CV
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Scott R. Bauries joined South Carolina Law as a professor of law in Fall 2022 after serving on the faculty of the University of Kentucky College of Law for fourteen years. His scholarship focuses mostly on judicial decision-making in state and federal constitutional cases.  

Prior to academia, Bauries clerked for the Honorable Emmett Ripley Cox of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and served as an associate with McGuireWoods, LLP, where he practiced Labor & Employment Law, Higher Education Law, and Complex Commercial Litigation. 

Bauries graduated first in his law school class at the University of Florida, where he was the Senior Galleys Editor of the Florida Law Review. While attending law school, Bauries pursued a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy and taught undergraduates in the University of Florida College of Education. In 2009, he successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, Judicial Review and the Separation of Powers in State Constitutional Litigation Challenging the Adequacy of Education Spending: Complementary Analyses and a Proposed Adjudicatory Model.  Based on this work, the Education Law Association selected him as the recipient of the Joseph C. Beckham Dissertation of the Year Award for 2009.

Prior to entering legal studies, Bauries taught English and coached soccer for several years at the secondary school level in both public and private schools in central Florida. He also served as a school district grant funds administrator and curriculum staff developer, designing and providing training to in-service teachers and principals in curriculum, assessment techniques, and leadership.


  • Federal Courts (LAWS 659)
  • Civil Procedure (LAWS 544)
  • Conflict of Laws (LAWS 763)
  • State Constitutional Law (LAWS 661)

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