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School of Law


Robert L. Felix

Title: James P. Mozingo III Professor Emeritus of Legal Research
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law
School of Law
Phone: 803-777-7758
Fax: 803-777-2368

1525 Senate Street
Room 316
Columbia, SC 29208


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Robert L. Felix


Following graduate studies at Oxford and four years on the law faculty at Duquesne, Professor Felix joined the USC Law faculty in 1967, serving as a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer at the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France (1975–76) and at the Free University, Brussels, Belgium (1976). His teaching and scholarly interests are in conflict of laws, law and literature, products liability, and Roman law. He is co-author of a treatise and a casebook on the Conflict of Laws and a treatise on the South Carolina Law of Torts. Since his retirement in 2006, he has taught Roman Law, Law and Literature, Conflict of Laws, and English Legal History.


  • LL.M. (1967) Harvard University
  • M.A. (1962) University of British Columbia
  • LL.B. (1959) University of Cincinnati
  • A.B. (1956) University of Cincinnati


  • Conflict of Laws (LAWS 763a)


  • Robert L. Felix & Ralph U. Whitten, American Conflicts Law: Cases and Materials (6th ed., Lexis Law Publishing, 2015).
  • Robert L. Felix & Ralph U. Whitten, Teacher’s Manual, American Conflicts Law: Cases and Materials (Lexis Law Publishing, 2015).
  • Robert L. Felix & Ralph U. Whitten, American Conflicts Law (6th ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2011).
  • Robert L. Felix & F. Patrick Hubbard, The South Carolina Law of Torts (4th ed., S.C. Bar, 2011).
  • Robert L. Felix, The Ox-Bow Incident: Springboard for Law in Literature, 24 Legal Studies Forum 645 (2000). Revised as The Oxbow Incident (1943): Justice Denied, in Screening Justice — The Cinema of Law: Significant Films of Law, Order and Social Justice (R. Strickland et al. eds., 2006).

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