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School of Law

Faculty Expertise

The University of South Carolina School of Law has more than 50 full-time faculty members who teach advanced courses and trial advocacy. Our law faculty is committed to excellence in teaching and research, and includes many who are nationally prominent in their respective areas of expertise. Among the faculty are authors of leading casebooks, treatises, and law review articles.

Frequently sought after by both national, state, and local media outlets, our faculty can provide your audience with straightforward answers that are clear, concise and easy to understand. Whatever your legal query may be, the University of South Carolina law school faculty will be able to assist you.

Below you will find a comprehensive listing of each full-time faculty member, as well as their areas of expertise. You may click an individual's name for more information about that particular faculty member and his/her selected achievements.

If you are a member of the media who would like to interview a member of the faculty, or if you wish to have a member provide commentary on a case, please contact Rob Schaller at 803-777-5611.


Administrative Law | Alternative Dispute Resolution | Appellate Practice | Artificial Intelligence | Automated DrivingBusiness Associations Children's Issues | Civil Procedure | Civil Rights | Climate Change LawCoastal and Ocean Law | Commercial Law | Comparative Law | Conflicts of LawConstitutional Law | Consumer Bankruptcy  | Contracts | Copyright Law | Counterterrorism & National SecurityCriminal Law | Criminal Procedure | Cyber LawDisaster Law | Domestic ViolenceEducation Law | Energy Law | Environmental Law | European Union Law Evidence | Family Business LawFamily Law | Federal Courts | Federal Indian Law | Food and Drug Law | Health Law | Immigration Law Intellectual Property | International Arbitration | International Banking Law | International Environmental Law | International Human Rights International Law | International Legal Research |International Litigation International Trade Law | Juvenile Justice | Labor and Employment Law | Land Use Planning | Legal History | Legal Profession and Legal Ethics | Legal Research and WritingLegislation | Local Government Law | Mergers & Acquisitions | MortgagesNonprofit Organizations | Police Practices | Privacy | Products Liability  | Real Estate RegulationReal Estate Transactions | Real PropertyRegulated Industries | Restorative Justice | Rule of Law | Secured Transactions | Securities Regulation | Social Justice | Tax Exempt Law | Taxation | Technology and Law | Torts | Transportation Law | Trial PracticeVeterans LawWater LawWills, Trusts and Estates | Zoning


ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Robert Bockman
Marie C. Boyd
Nathan Richardson
Shelley Welton


ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Joseph A. Seiner


APPELLATE PRACTICE

 Robert Bockman
Lisa Eichhorn
Howard B. Stravitz


ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Bryant Walker Smith


AUTOMATED DRIVING

Bryant Walker Smith


BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS

Martin C. McWilliams
Benjamin Means
Emily Winston


CHILDREN'S ISSUES

Michelle Dhunjishah
Josh Gupta-Kagan
Lisa V. Martin
Elizabeth G. Patterson
Emily Suski
Marcia A. Yablon-Zug


CIVIL PROCEDURE

Lisa Eichhorn
Joel H. Samuels
Howard B. Stravitz


CIVIL RIGHTS

Derek Black
Joseph A. Seiner
Emily Suski


 CLIMATE CHANGE LAW

Nathan Richardson
Shelley Welton


COASTAL AND OCEAN LAW

Josh Eagle


COMMERCIAL LAW

Philip T. Lacy


COMPARATIVE LAW

Aparna Polavarapu


CONFLICTS OF LAW

Jesse M. Cross
Susan S. Kuo


CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Derek Black
Josie F. Brown
Thomas P. Crocker


CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY

Jan Baker


CONTRACTS

Philip T. Lacy
Martin C. McWilliams


COPYRIGHT LAW

Ned Snow


COUNTERTERRORISM & NATIONAL SECURITY

Wadie E. Said


CRIMINAL LAW

Kenneth W. Gaines
Susan S. Kuo
Colin Miller
Wadie E. Said
Seth W. Stoughton


CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Thomas P. Crocker
Kenneth W. Gaines
Susan S. Kuo
Wadie E. Said
Seth W. Stoughton


CYBER LAW

Bryant Walker Smith


DISASTER LAW

Josh Eagle
Susan S. Kuo


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Kenneth W. Gaines (Defense)
Lisa V. Martin


EDUCATION LAW

Derek Black
Josie F. Brown
Claire S. Raj
Emily Suski


ENERGY LAW

Robert Bockman
Nathan Richardson
Shelley Welton


ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Josh Eagle
Ann M. Eisenberg
Nathan Richardson
Shelley Welton


EUROPEAN UNION LAW

Duncan E. Alford


 

EVIDENCE

Derek Black
Kenneth W. Gaines
Colin Miller


FAMILY BUSINESS LAW

Benjamin Means


FAMILY LAW

Lisa V. Martin
Marcia A. Yablon-Zug


FEDERAL COURTS

Howard B. Stravitz


FEDERAL INDIAN LAW

Marcia A. Yablon-Zug


FOOD AND DRUG LAW

Marie C. Boyd


HEALTH LAW

Jesse M. Cross
Jacqueline R. Fox
Emily Suski


IMMIGRATION LAW

Wadie E. Said
Marcia A. Yablon-Zug


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Ned Snow


INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

Joel H. Samuels


INTERNATIONAL BANKING LAW

Duncan E. Alford


INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

David K. Linnan


INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS

Aparna Polavarapu
Wadie E. Said


INTERNATIONAL LAW

Aparna Polavarapu
Joel H. Samuels
Bryant Walker Smith


INTERNATIONAL LEGAL RESEARCH

Duncan E. Alford


INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION

Joel H. Samuels


INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW

David K. Linnan
Bryant Walker Smith


JUVENILE JUSTICE

Michelle Dhunjishah
Josh Gupta-Kagan


LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

Joseph A. Seiner


LAND USE PLANNING

Josh Eagle
Ann M. Eisenberg
Patrick Hubbard


LEGAL HISTORY

W. Lewis Burke  (SC Legal History)
Martin C. McWilliams  (English Legal History)


LEGAL PROFESSION AND LEGAL ETHICS

Elizabeth Chambliss
John E. Montgomery
Michael Virzi


 LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING

Duncan Alford
Jan Baker
Daniel Brackmann
Lisa Eichhorn
Aaron Glenn
Shelby Leonardi
Ami Leventis
Rebekah Maxwell
Amy Milligan
Eve Ross
Michael Virzi


LEGISLATION

Jesse M. Cross
Elizabeth G. Patterson


 LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW

Ann M. Eisenberg


MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Martin C. McWilliams
Benjamin Means


MORTGAGES

S. Alan Medlin


 

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Jaclyn A. Cherry
Martin C. McWilliams


POLICE PRACTICES

Seth W. Stoughton


PRIVACY

Thomas P. Crocker
Bryant Walker Smith


PRODUCTS LIABILITY

Bryant Walker Smith
Patrick Hubbard


REAL ESTATE REGULATION

Josh Eagle


 

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

S. Alan Medlin


 

REAL PROPERTY

Josh Eagle
Ann M. Eisenberg
S. Alan Medlin

Nathan Richardson


 

REGULATED INDUSTRIES

Robert Bockman


RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

Aparna Polavarapu


RULE OF LAW

 Aparna Polavarapu
Joel H. Samuels


SECURED TRANSACTIONS

Philip T. Lacy


SECURITIES REGULATION

Martin C. McWilliams
Emily Winston


SOCIAL JUSTICE

Patrick Hubbard
Susan S. Kuo


TAX EXEMPT LAW

Jaclyn A. Cherry
Clinton G. Wallace


TAXATION

Tessa R. Davis
Richard Handel
Clinton G. Wallace


TECHNOLOGY AND LAW

Bryant Walker Smith


TORTS

Marie C. Boyd
Jacqueline R. Fox
Patrick Hubbard
Bryant Walker Smith


TRANSPORTATION LAW

Bryant Walker Smith


TRIAL PRACTICE

Kenneth W. Gaines


VETERANS LAW

Bennett Gore


 WATER LAW

Ann M. Eisenberg


WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES

F. Ladson Boyle
S. Alan Medlin


ZONING

Josh Eagle
Patrick Hubbard
Nathan Richardson


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