The University of South Carolina School of Law has more than 50 full-time faculty members, including clinical and visiting professors, and approximately 25 adjunct professors 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.

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Submissions from 2012

Book Review: The Meaning of the Market Myth, Benjamin Means

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Avoiding a Confrontation? How Courts Have Erred in Finding That Nontestimonial Hearsay is Beyond the Scope of the Bruton Doctrine, Colin Miller

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Beware of the Diamond Dogs: Why a 'Credentials Alone' Conception of Probable Cause Violates the Compulsory Process Clause, Colin Miller

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Bullshit!: Why the Retroactive Application of Federal Rules of Evidence 413-414 and State Counterparts Violates the Ex Post Facto Clause, Colin Miller

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No Expertise Required: How Washington D.C. Has Erred in Expanding its Expert Testimony Requirement, Colin Miller

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The Purpose-Driven Rule: Drew Peterson, Giles v. California, and the Transferred Intent Doctrine of Forfeiture by Wrongdoing, Colin Miller

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Mission Dissonance in the TANF Program: Of Work, Self-Sufficiency, Reciprocity, and the Work Participation Rate, Elizabeth G. Patterson

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Forest Carbon Economics: What We Know, What We Do Not And Whether It Matters, Nathan Richardson

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Playing without Aces: Offset and the Limits of Flexibility under Clean Air Act Climate Policy, Nathan D. Richardson

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Tradable Standards for Clean Air Act Carbon Policy, Nathan D. Richardson, Dallas Butraw, and Arthur G. Fraas

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Banking on Allowances: The EPA's Mixed Record in Managing Emissions-Market Transitions, Nathan D. Richardson and Arthur G. Fraas

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The Full Story of U.S. v. Smith, America’s Most Important Piracy Case, Joel H. Samuels

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Plausibility and Disparate Impact, Joseph Seiner

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Plausibility Beyond the Complaint, Joseph Seiner

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Punitive Damages, Due Process, and Employment Discrimination, Joseph Seiner

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Federal Constraints: Possible Constitutional Hurdles to Cross-Border Cap-and-Trade,, Shelley Welton

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FERC Order 1000 as a New Tool for Promoting Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Shelley Welton and Michael Gerrard

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Lonely Colonist Seeks Wife: The Forgotten History of America’s First Mail Order Brides, Marcia A. Yablon-Zug

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Separation, Deportation, Termination, Marcia A. Yablon-Zug

Submissions from 2011

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Voluntary Desegregation, Resegregation, and the Hope for Equal Educational Opportunity, Derek W. Black

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Queensland Law Firms Partner with Regulators and Researchers to Improve Firms’ Ethical Culture, Elizabeth Chambliss

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Two Questions for Law Schools about the Future Boundaries of the Legal Profession, Elizabeth Chambliss

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Book Review: Concepts in Law: Whom Should You Trust? Plans, Pragmatism, and Legality, Thomas P. Crocker

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Presidential Power and Constitutional Responsibility, Thomas P. Crocker

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A Distaste for War at Walden Pond: Thoreau's The Bean-Field, Theories of Personal Property, and the Mexican-American War, Jesse M. Cross

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Lost in Doctrine: Particular Social Group, Child Soldiers and the Failure of U.S. Asylum Law to Protect Exploited Children, Tessa R. Davis

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Taking International Law At Its Word and Its Spirit: Re-envisioning Responsibility to Protect as a Binding Principle of International Law, Tessa R. Davis

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Notional Generosity: Explaining Charitable Donors' High Willingness to Part with Conservation Easements, Josh Eagle

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Law on the Books vs. Law in Action: Under-Enforcement of Morocco’s Reformed 2004 Family Law, the Moudawana, Ann M. Eisenberg

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The Epidemic of Children's Dental Diseases: Putting Teeth into the Law, Jacqueline R. Fox

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Appearance of the Impropriety, Recusal, and the Segars-Andrews Case, John P. Freeman

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Race and Socioeconomic Diversity in American Legal Education: A Response to Richard Sander, Danielle R. Holley-Walker

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Searching for Equality: Equal Protection Clause Challenges to Bans on the Admission of Undocumented Immigrant Studies to Public Universities, Danielle R. Holley-Walker

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"Do Androids Dream?": Personhood and Intelligent Artifacts, F. Patrick Hubbard

Power to the People: The Takings Clause, Hart's Rule of Recognition, and Populist Law-Making, F. Patrick Hubbard

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Foreword: A Lens for Law and Entrepreneurship, Benjamin Means

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The Vacuity of Wilkes, Benjamin Means

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2010: It Was a Very Good Year…To Die--Or Was It?, S. Alan Medlin, F. Ladson Boyle, and Howard M. Zaritsky

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Deal or No Deal: Why Courts Should Allow Defendants to Present Evidence That They Rejected Favorable Plea Bargains, Colin Miller

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From the Schoolhouse to the Poorhouse: The Credit Card Act's Failure to Adequately Protect Young Consumers, Eboni S. Nelson

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Expectations in Tort, David G. Owen

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Procuring Meaningful Land Rights for the Women of Rwanda, Aparna Polavarapu

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Managing Risk through Liability, Regulation, and Innovation: Organizational Design for Spill Containment in Deepwater Drilling Operations, Nathan D. Richardson, Molly Macauley, Mark A. Cohen, Robert Anderson, and Adam Stern

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Seeing the Forests and the Trees: Technological and Regulatory Impediments for Global Carbon Monitoring, Nathan Richardson and Molly K. Macauley

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Fair Use as a Matter of Law, Ned Snow

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The Forgotten Right of Fair Use, Ned Snow

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Modern Police Practices: Arizona v. Gant's Illusory Restriction of Vehicle Searches Incident to Arrest, Seth W. Stoughton

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The Case for Tradable Tax Credits, Clint Wallace

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Should I Stay or Should I Go: Why Immigrant Reunification Decisions Should Be Based on the Best Interest of the Child, Marcia A. Yablon-Zug

Submissions from 2010

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Book Review: Lexicon of Human Rights, Duncan E. Alford

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Book Review: Unified Business Laws for Africa: Common Law Perspectives on OHADA, Duncan E. Alford

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Nigerian Banking Reform: Recent Actions and Future Prospects, Duncan E. Alford

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Supervisory Colleges: The Global Financial Crisis and Improving International Supervisory Coordination, Duncan E. Alford

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Symposium Introduction - The Law Librarian's Role in the Scholarly Enterprise, Duncan E. Alford

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Accounting for Historical Forces in the Effort to Align Law with Science, Derek W. Black

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Cultural Norms and Race Discrimination Standards: A Case Study in How the Two Diverge, Derek W. Black

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The Congressional Failure to Enforce Equal Protection through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Derek W. Black

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Unlocking the Power of State Constitutions with Equal Protection: The First Step Toward Education as a Federally Protected Right, Derek W. Black

Construing Wills and Trust During the Estate Tax Hiatus in 2010, F. Ladson Boyle and S. Alan Medlin

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The Political Fourth Amendment, Thomas P. Crocker

Keeping the Welcome Mat Rolled-Up: Social Justice Theorists' Failure to Embrace Adverse Possession as a Redistributive Tool, Tessa R. Davis

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Public Fisheries, Josh Eagle and Amanda Kuker

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A Sense of Disentitlement: Frame-Shifting and Metaphor in Ashcroft v. Iqbal, Lisa A. Eichhorn

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The Hidden Role of Cost: Medicare Decisions, Transparency and Public Trust, Jacqueline R. Fox

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Filling the Due Process Donut Hole: Abuse and Neglect Cases between Disposition and Permanency, Josh Gupta-Kagan

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Taxing Structured Settlements, Brant J. Hellwig and Gregg D. Polsky

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After Unitary Status: Examining Voluntary Integration Strategies for Southern School Districts, Danielle R. Holley-Walker

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EMPOWERMENT, INNOVATION, AND SERVICE: LAW SCHOOL PROGRAMS PROVIDE ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND INSTILL A COMMITMENT TO SERVE, Lisa V. Martin, Dale Margolin, Steve Berenson, Karen Pearlman, and Maryann Zavez

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A Contractual Approach to Shareholder Oppression Law, Benjamin Means

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Construing Wills and Trusts During the Estate Tax Hiatus in 2010, S. Alan Medlin and F. Ladson Boyle

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Crossing Over: Why Attorneys (And Judges) Should Not Be Able to Cross-Examine Witnesses Regarding Their Immigration Statuses For Impeachment Purposes, Colin Miller

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Lawyers, Guns, and Money: Why the Tiahrt Amendment's Ban on the Admissibility of AFT Trace Data in State Court Actions Violates the Commerce Clause and the Tenth Amendment, Colin Miller

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Stranger Dictum: Why Arizona v. Gant Compels the Conclusion that Suspicionless Buie Searches Incident to Lawful Arrests are Unconstitutional, Colin Miller

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Disputatio: "Creeping Legalism" as a Declension Myth, Dennis R. Nolan

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Bending Nature, Bending Law, David Owen

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Aggravating Punitive Damages, David G. Owen

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Dangers in Prescription Drugs: Filling a Private Law Gap in the Healthcare Debate, David G. Owen

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Epstein's Razor, David G. Owen

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Products Liability Law in America and Europe, David G. Owen

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Greenhouse Gas Regulation under the Clean Air Act: Does Chevron Set the EPA Free, Nathan D. Richardson

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International Greenhouse Gas Offsets under the Clean Air Act, Nathan D. Richardson

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Greenhouse Gas Regulation under the Clean Air Act: Structure, Effects, and Implications of a Knowable Pathway, Nathan D. Richardson, Arthur G. Fraas, and Dallas Butraw

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When is an Alternative Forum Available - Rethinking the Forum Non Conveniens Analysis, Joel Samuels

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How Piracy Has Shaped the Relationship Between American Law and International Law, Joel H. Samuels

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When Is an Alternative Forum Available? Rethinking the Forum Non Conveniens Analysis, Joel H. Samuels

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Comprehensive Planning, Dominant-Use-Zones, and User Rights: a New Era in Ocean Governance, James N. Sanchirico, Josh Eagle, Steve Palumbi, and Barton H. Thompson Jr.

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After Iqbal, Joseph Seiner

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Pleading Disability, Joseph Seiner

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Does Ricci Herald a New Disparate Impact?, Joseph Seiner and Benjamin N. Gutman

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Judges Playing Jury: Constitutional Conflicts in Deciding Fair Use on Summary Judgment, Ned Snow

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Proving Fair Use: Burden of Proof as Burden of Speech, Ned Snow

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Indian Law: Dangerous Gamble: Child Support, Casino Dividends, and the Fate of the Indian Family, Marcia A. Yablon-Zug

Submissions from 2009

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Creating Intentional Grantor Trusts, Steven R. Akers, Jonathan G. Blattmachr, and F. Ladson Boyle

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Book Review: Index to Legal Citations and Abbreviations, 3rd ed., Duncan E. Alford

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Book Review: Protection of Foreign Investment in Context: Nigeria's Investment Laws, Treaties, and Petroleum Agreements, Duncan E. Alford

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The Development of the Skills Curriculum in Law Schools: Lessons for Directors of Academic Law Libraries, Duncan E. Alford

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The Use of Colleges of Regulators Under European Union Banking Law, Duncan E. Alford

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Fall Break is Only a “Click” Away: Using an Audience Response System to Merge a Pre-Break Legal Research and Legal Writing Review, Jan M. Baker and Terrye Conroy

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In Defense of Voluntary Desegregation: All Things Are Not Equal, Derek W. Black

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The Spirit of the Legal Academy – For Three Years Or for Life?: Some Personal Observations, Robert T. Bockman