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.
The Impact of Interstates on Historic Preservation Law, Preservation Progress (2009)
The Future of the Past: A New Frontier Called Interior Easements, Preservation Progress (2005)
The Future of the Past: Reflections on Preservation's Continuously Evolving Goals, Preservation Progress (2004)
Supreme Court Announces New Standard for Takings Claims, South Carolina Environmental Law Journal (1994)
Presenter, A Whole New Land Use Law: Teaching New Urbanism, Smart Growth, Green Building, and the Laws that Govern Them, South Eastern Association of Law Schools 62nd Annual Meeting (2009)