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Joseph F. Rice School of Law


Travis C. Wheeler

Title: Adjunct Faculty
Joseph F. Rice School of Law
Phone: 803-540-2117
Travis C. Wheeler


Travis Wheeler represents corporations in high-stakes antitrust litigation as both plaintiffs and defendants, civil and criminal. He counsels clients on all manner of antitrust issues, including horizontal and vertical restraints, resale price maintenance and price discrimination issues, mergers, and compliance. He has been selected a Midlands Legal Elite for Antitrust Law every year since the category was recognized (in 2016) and received the most votes of any attorney in 2018.  He serves as Vice Chair of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Exemptions and Immunities Committee, making him the only South Carolinian currently in Section leadership.  Prior to coming to South Carolina, he practiced antitrust law with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. and clerked for the Honorable Reynaldo G. Garza of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. 

Speaking and writing include the following:

  • Embracing the Inevitable: Rethinking and Reshaping Antitrust Law re: Vertical Restraints,35 C. L. Rev. 472 (2017)
  • An Economic Analysis of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, 63 Law & Contemp. Probs. 1, 573 (2000)
  • Panelist, The Knowledge Group, Recent Developments in Antitrust and Competition Law: 2017 (Sept. 28, 2017)
  • Commentator (on antitrust portion), An Hour with Alden Abbott, Hosted by the University of South Carolina Intellectual Property Law Society and Federalist Society (March 26, 2015)



  • B.A. Wofford College, 1998 (summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)
  • J.D. Duke University School of Law, 2001 (High Honors; Order of the Coif)
    • South Carolina Law Alumni Scholar
    • 2001 Siegel Scholar


Courses Taught

  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Law & Economics


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