J.D. (1979) University of South Carolina
B.A. (1976) University of South Carolina
S. Alan Medlin is the David W. Robinson Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina. Since 1984, he has taught courses in Trusts and Estates, Fiduciary Administration, Property, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Transactions I, Real Estate Transactions II, Legal Ethics, and Advanced Legal Ethics. Since 1989, he has co-authored and co-edited, along with Professor Lad Boyle and Howard Zaritsky, the Probate Practice Reporter, a monthly publication distributed nationally. He has served as editor-in-chief, resident editor, and associate editor of the American Bar Association's Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal, the scholarly journal of the ABA's Real Property, Probate and Trust section; he also served on the editorial board of Probate and Property magazine, the bi-monthly magazine of the ABA's Real Property, Probate and Trust section. He has published two books, several book chapters, and approximately 100 articles, and he has made over 100 presentations to regional and national audiences in the areas of legal ethics, estate planning, probate, and real estate law. He is an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is a former chair of the Board Governing Certified Specialists in Estate Planning and Probate for South Carolina. Professor Medlin has been named Outstanding Law Faculty Teacher six times. He is a recipient of the South Carolina Compleat Lawyer Award and is an honorary member of the South Carolina Association of Probate Judges. He received the 2004 Treat Award recognizing excellence from the National College of Probate Judges. He is a former Chair of the Real Estate Practices Section of the South Carolina Bar.