Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

William J. Quirk

Professor of Law

It is with great sadness we report that Professor William J. Quirk, a prolific writer and the most senior active faculty member at the University of South Carolina School of Law, died on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Columbia, SC, after a long illness. He was 80 years old.

Professor William J. Quirk received his A.B. degree from Princeton University and his LL.B from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Professor Quirk joined the faculty in 1970 after ten years in New York City in private practice and the Corporation Counsel's Office of the City of New York. Professor Quirk has published three books, Abandoned (1989), Judicial Dictatorship (1995), and Courts & Congress: America's Unwritten Constitution (2008). He wrote an Introduction to the 2002 reprinting of Clinton Rossiter's Constitutional Dictatorship Princeton University Press (1948), the reprinting of Malcolm Jewell's Politics of Reapportionment Transaction Publishers (2010), and William J. Watkins' Divinely Anointed Judges — Restoring Popular Sovereignty (2011).

Professor Quirk has written law review articles for the Cornell Law Review, the South Carolina Law Review and the Common Law World Review (British). He was a contributing editor to The New Republic and has published articles in The American Scholar, Fortune, Harpers, New York Magazine, The New Republic, The Washington Post, Newsday, Chronicles, and Society Magazine.

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William J. Quirk