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Top 50 Law Review Placements

South Carolina Law does more than prepare its students to be the next generation of successful attorneys and judges. The school is committed to producing innovative legal research that advances the law and presents solutions to some of today's most pressing problems.  Our faculty scholarship is frequently accepted for publication in the main law reviews of the top 50—and even top 10—law schools in the country. 

Between 2016-2019, 55 articles were published in the top 50 law reviews, with eight articles in the top 10.  

Derek Black

Derek Black

Professor of Law and Ernest F. Hollings Chair in Constitutional Law

Equality of Opportunity, and the Schoolhouse Gate, 128 YALE LAW JOURNAL __(forthcoming 2019) (review essay with Michelle Adams).

The Fundamental Right to Education, 94 NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW 1059 (2019).

Elizabeth Chambliss

 Elizabeth Chambliss

Henry Harman Edens Professor of Law and Director, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism

Evidence-Based Lawyer Regulation, 97 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW __(forthcoming, 2019).

Ann Eisenberg

 Ann M. Eisenberg

Assistant Professor of Law

Just Transitions, 92 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW 2 (2019). [SSRN]

Josh Gupta-Kagan

Josh Gupta-Kagan

Associate Professor of Law

Reevaluating School Searches Following School-to-Prison Pipeline Reforms, 87 FORDHAM LAW REVIEW 2013 (2019). [SSRN]

lisa martin

Lisa V. Martin

Assistant Professor of Law

No Right to Counsel, No Access Without: The Poor Child’s Unconstitutional Catch-22,  71 FLORIDA LAW REVIEW 831 (2019).  [SSRN

Benjamin Means

Benjamin Means

Professor of Law

The Value of Insider Control, 60 WILLIAM & MARY LAW REVIEW 891 (2019). [SSRN]

Colin Miller

Colin Miller

Associate Dean for Faculty Development; Thomas H. Pope Professor of Law in Trial Advocacy

The Right to Evidence of Innocence Before Pleading Guilty, U.C. DAVIS LAW REVIEW __(forthcoming).

Claire Raj

Claire S. Raj

Assistant Professor of Law

Coerced Choice: School Vouchers and Students with Disabilities, EMORY LAW JOURNAL __(forthcoming May 2019).

Disability Law as an Agent of School Reform, 94 WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW __(forthcoming December 2019).

Wadie Said

Wadie E. Said

Professor of Law

Law Enforcement in the American Security State, 2019 WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW __(forthcoming 2019).

Joseph Seiner

Joseph Seiner

Oliver Ellsworth Professor of Federal Practice

The Discrimination Presumption, 94 NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW __(forthcoming, 2019).

Platform Pleading, 94 WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW __(forthcoming 2019).

Ned Snow

Ned Snow

Ray Taylor Fair Professor of Law

Who Decides Fair Use — Judge or Jury?, 94 WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW 275 (2019). [SSRN]

Emily Suski

Emily Suski

Assistant Professor of Law

The School Civil Rights Vacuum, 66 UCLA LAW REVIEW 720 (2019).

Derek Black

Derek Black

Professor of Law and Ernest F. Hollings Chair in Constitutional Law

The Constitutional Compromise to Guarantee Education, 70 STANFORD LAW REVIEW 735 (2018).  [SSRN]

Preferencing Educational Choice: The Constitutional Limits, 103 CORNELL LAW REVIEW 1359 (2018).  [SSRN]

Tessa Davis

Tessa R. Davis

Assistant Professor of Law

A Human Capital Theory of Alimony and Tax, 25 GEORGE MASON LAW REVIEW  350 (2018). [SSRN]

Josh Eagle

Josh Eagle

Solomon Blatt Professor of Law

Are Beach Boundaries Enforceable? Real-Time Locational Uncertainty and the Right to Exclude, 93 WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW 1181 (2018). [LINK]  

Josh Gupta-Kagan

Josh Gupta-Kagan

Associate Professor of Law

Rethinking Family Court Prosecutors: Elected and Agency Prosecutors and Prosecutorial Discretion in Juvenile Delinquency and Child Protection Cases, 85 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW REVIEW 743 (2018). [SSRN]

The Intersection Between Young Adult Sentencing and Mass Incarceration, 2018 WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW 669 (2018). [SSRN

Susan Kuo

Susan S. Kuo

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion; Professor of Law and Class of 1969 Chair for Teaching Excellence

The Political Economy of Corporate Exit, 71 VANDERBILT LAW REVIEW 1293 (2018) (with Benjamin Means). [SSRN]

Benjamin Means

Benjamin Means

Professor of Law

The Political Economy of Corporate Exit, 71 VANDERBILT LAW REVIEW 1293 (2018) (with Susan S. Kuo). [SSRN]

Colin Miller

Colin Miller

Associate Dean for Faculty Development; Thomas H. Pope Professor of Law in Trial Advocacy

Plea Agreements as Constitutional Contracts, 97 NORTH CAROLINA LAW REVIEW 31 (2018).

Claire Raj

Claire S. Raj

Assistant Professor of Law

Disability, Discipline, and Illusory Student Rights, 65 UCLA LAW REVIEW 860 (2018). 

Wadie Said

Wadie E. Said

Professor of Law

Limitless Discretion in the Wars on Drugs and Terror, 89 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW REVIEW 93 (2018). [SSRN]

Joseph Seiner

Joseph Seiner

Oliver Ellsworth Professor of Federal Practice

A Modern Union for the Modern Economy, 86 FORDHAM LAW REVIEW 1727 (2018) (with J. Hirsch).

Ned Snow

Ned Snow

Ray Taylor Fair Professor of Law

Denying Trademark for Scandalous Speech, 51 U.C. DAVIS LAW REVIEW 2331 (2018). [SSRN]

Seth Stoughton

Seth Stoughton

Associate Professor of Law

Police Body-Worn Cameras, 96 NORTH CAROLINA LAW REVIEW 1363 (2018). [SSRN

Emily Suski

Emily Suski

Assistant Professor of Law

The Privacy of the Public Schools, 77 MARYLAND LAW REVIEW 427 (2018). [SSRN

Clinton Wallace

Clinton Wallace

Assistant Professor of Law

Centralized Review of Tax Regulations, 70 ALABAMA LAW REVIEW 455 (2018). [SSRN] 

Shelley Welton

Shelley Welton

Assistant Professor of Law

Electricity Markets and the Social Project of Decarbonization, 118 COLUMBIA LAW REVIEW 1067 (2018). [SSRN]
Grasping for Energy Democracy, 116 MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW 581 (2018). [SSRN]
Derek Black

Derek Black

Professor of Law and Ernest F. Hollings Chair in Constitutional Law

Abandoning the Federal Role in Education: The Every Student Succeeds Act, 105 CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW 1309 (2017). [SSRN]

Averting Educational Crises: Funding Cuts, Teacher Shortages, and the Dwindling Commitment to Public Education, 94 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 423 (2017). [SSRN]

Eboni Nelson

Eboni Nelson

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Assessing the Viability of Race-Neutral Alternatives in Law School Admissions, 102 IOWA LAW REVIEW 2187 (2017) (with Ronald Pitner & Carla D. Pratt). [SSRN]

Joseph Seiner

Joseph Seiner

Oliver Ellsworth Professor of Federal Practice

 Tailoring Class Actions to the On-Demand Economy, 77 OHIO STATE LAW JOURNAL 21 (2017). [SSRN]

Seth Stoughton

Seth Stoughton

Associate Professor of Law

A Tactical Fourth Amendment, 103 VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW 211 (2017). [SSRN]

Moonlighting: The Private Employment of Off-Duty Officers, 2017 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS LAW REVIEW 1848 (2017). [SSRN]

Shelley Welton

Shelley Welton

Assistant Professor of Law

Public Energy, 92 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 267 (2017).  [SSRN]

Clean Electrification, 88 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW REVIEW 571 (2017). [SSRN]

Derek Black

Derek Black

Professor of Law and Ernest F. Hollings Chair in Constitutional Law

The Constitutional Challenge to Teacher Tenure, 104 CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW 75 (2016). [SSRN] 

Reforming School Discipline, 111 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 1 (2016). [SSRN]

Taking Teacher Quality Seriously, 57 WILLIAM & MARY LAW REVIEW 1597 (2016).  [SSRN]

Elizabeth Chambliss

 Elizabeth Chambliss

Henry Harman Edens Professor of Law and Director, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism

Nothing Could Be Finer? The Role of Agency General Counsel in North and South Carolina, 84 FORDHAM LAW REVIEW 2039 (2016) (with Dana Remus). [SSRN]

Josh Eagle

Josh Eagle

Solomon Blatt Professor of Law

Taking the Oceanfront Lot, 91 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 851 (2016). [SSRN]

Kevin Haerberle

Kevin S. Haeberle

Assistant Professor of Law

Information-Dissemination Law: The Regulation of How Market-Moving Information is Revealed, 101 CORNELL LAW REVIEW 1373 (2016). [HEIN ONLINE]

Susan Kuo

Susan S. Kuo

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion; Professor of Law and Class of 1969 Chair for Teaching Excellence

Collection Coercion, 57 BOSTON COLLEGE LAW REVIEW 1599 (2016) (with Benjamin Means). [SSRN]

Benjamin Means

Benjamin Means

Professor of Law 

Collective Coercion, 57 BOSTON COLLEGE LAW REVIEW 1599 (2016) (with Susan S. Kuo). [SSRN]

Wealth Inequality and Family Businesses, 65 EMORY LAW JOURNAL 937 (2016). [SSRN]

Navigating the Uber Economy, 49 U.C. DAVIS LAW REVIEW 1511 (2016) (with Joseph A. Seiner).  [SSRN]

Claire Raj

Claire S. Raj

Assistant Professor of Law

The Misidentification of Children with Disabilities: A Harm With No Foul, 48 ARIZONA STATE LAW JOURNAL 374 (2016). [SSRN]

Joseph Seiner

Joseph Seiner

Oliver Ellsworth Professor of Federal Practice

Commonality and the Constitution: A Framework for Federal and State Court Class Actions, 91 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 455 (2016). [SSRN]

Navigating the Uber Economy, 49 U.C. DAVIS LAW REVIEW 1511 (2016) (with Benjamin Means). [SSRN

Ned Snow

Ned Snow

Ray Taylor Fair Professor of Law

Free Speech & Disparaging Trademarks, 57 BOSTON COLLEGE LAW REVIEW 1639 (2016). [SSRN]

Discrimination in the Copyright Clause, 67 ALABAMA LAW REVIEW 583 (2016). [SSRN]

Seth Stoughton

Seth Stoughton

Associate Professor of Law

Principled Policing: Warrior Cops & Guardian Officers, 51 WAKE FOREST LAW REVIEW 611 (2016). [SSRN

Roy Stuckey

Roy Stuckey

Webster Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Clinical Legal Education

The American Bar Association’s New Mandates for Teaching Professional Skills and Values: Impact, Human Resources, New Roles for Clinical Teachers, and Virtual Worlds, 51 WAKE FOREST LAW REVIEW 259 (2016). [HEIN ONLINE]     

* The top 50 and top 10 law schools are based on the U.S. News and World Report law school rankings list published in the same calendar year as the article (ie. U.S. News 2020 rankings, published in March 2019, were used to determine the top 50 schools for articles published in the 2019 calendar year). 

*Top 10 article placements are in garnet.

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