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Joseph F. Rice School of Law


James R. Burkhard

Title: Professor Emeritus of Law
Joseph F. Rice School of Law
Phone: 803-777-8178
Fax: 803-777-2368

1525 Senate Street
Room 331
Columbia, SC 29208

James R. Burkhard


Professor Burkhard teaches in the areas of Property and Business. Prior to joining the faculty he was a partner in a Columbus, Ohio firm where he practiced law for twelve years. He served for seven years as the editor in chief of the American Bar Association's Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal, retiring from that position in January, 2013. Professor Burkhard has a special interest in small business organizations. He has been active as a member of, and reporter for, various drafting committees involved in revisions of the South Carolina business laws.


  • J.D. (1968) Ohio State University
  • M.A. (1965) Ohio University
  • B.A. (1963) Ohio State University


  • Business Corporations (LAWS 600)
  • Agency, Partnerships & LLCs (LAWS 611 )
  • Corporations (LAWS 581)
  • Property (LAWS 509)


  • “Resolving LLC Member Disputes in North Carolina”, 37 Campbell Law Review --- (2015).
  • “Resolving LLC Member Disputes in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Other States that Enacted the Prototype LLC Act”, 67 Bus. Law. 405 (2012)
  • “May a Member of an LLC or a Limited Partner Bring a Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim Against Those Controlling the LLC or Partnership as a Diversity Action?” 23 Rev. Litigation 241 (2004)
  • “LLC Member and Limited Partner Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims: Direct or Derivative?” J. Small & Emerging Bus. L. 19 (Spring 2003)

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