William J. Cook serves as an assistant professor of law teaching the law of
property, appellate practice, historic preservation, and the U.S. Constitution. A former
law clerk to the Honorable Kaye G. Hearn, Chief Judge of the South Carolina Court of
Appeals, Cook has worked at a nationally recognized plaintiffs’ firm in the area of
complex civil litigation, products liability, mass torts, and civil RICO. 

A graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law and honors graduate of
Furman University, Cook has also worked in the general counsel's office of an
international auction house in New York City in the area of art law and related
transactions. Cook, a member of the board of the Preservation Society of Charleston,
taught legal writing as an adjunct professor at the School of Law for two years before
joining the faculty full-time. 



Supreme Court Announces New Standard for Takings Claims, South Carolina Environmental Law Journal (1994)