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About Will Cook

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.



Research Interests

Property Law, Historic Preservation Law, and Appellate Practice

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Contact Information

Prof. Will Cook
P.O. Box 535
Charleston, S.C. 29402
843.329.1000 ext. 2440