Distinguished Visiting Professor Nathan Crystal, who has a master's in law from Harvard Law School (1976) and a law degree with honors from Emory Law School (1971), taught at the University of South Carolina law school from 1976 through 2008, when he retired. At USC, he served as the Class of 1969 Professor of Professional Responsibility and Contract Law from 1999-2008. He held a similar position from 1991 to 1999. He also served as associate dean from 1987 to 1992. Professor Crystal is widely published in legal circles, including serving as author of a text on professional responsibility now in its fourth edition. The 2008 book, Professional Responsibility: Problems of Practice and the Profession, is used at more than 30 law schools around the country. Additionally, he is co-author of Problems in Contract Law: Cases and Materials, which is used at more than 80 law schools nationally. Highly regarded as a speaker, Professor Crystal has lectured and presented papers to more than 100 professional organizations and academic audiences worldwide.
Understanding Akzo Nobel: A Comparison of the Status of In-House Counsel, the Scope of the Attorney-Client Privilege, and Discovery in the U.S. and Europe (with Francesca Giannoni-Crystal), Global Jurist (2011)
Contract Enforceability During Economic Crisis: Legal Principles and Drafting Solutions (with Francesca Giannoni-Crystal), Global Jurist (2010)
Ethical Responsibility and Legal Liability of Lawyers for Failure to Institute or Monitor Litigation Holds, Akron Law Review (2010)
Enforceability of Advance Waivers of Conflicts of Interest, St. Mary's Law Journal (2007)
Using the Concept of a “Philosophy of Lawyering” in Teaching Professional Responsibility, St. Louis University Law Journal (2007)
Annotated South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct (with Robert M. Wilcox) (2010)
Rules of Contract Law: Selections from the Uniform Commercial Code, the CISG, The Restatement (Second) of Contracts, and the Unidroit Principles (with Charles Knapp and Harry G. Prince) (2009)
The first edition was published by Little Brown & Co. in 1996. This text is...
RULES OF CONTRACT LAW: SELECTIONS FROM THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE, THE CISG, THE RESTATEMENT (SECOND) OF CONTRACTS, AND THE UNIDROIT PRINCIPLES, with Material on Contract Drafting (with Charles Knapp and Harry G. Prince) (2008)
Teacher’s Manual to accompany Professional Responsibility: Problems of Practice and the Profession (2008)
Contributions to Books
Essay on Teaching Methodologies for Professional Responsibility, Teaching the Law School Curriculum (2004)
History of Efforts to Define Lawyers' Professional Obligations, Oxford Companion to American Law (2002)
Enforceability of Forum Selection Clauses: A "Gallant Knight" Still Seeking Eldorado (with Francesca Giannoni-Crystal), ExpressO (2011)
Forum selection clauses (“FSC”) are very common in both domestic and international contracts. In Bremen...