Samuels, Joel

Professor

Professor Joel H. Samuels joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina in the Fall of 2004. Since joining the faculty, Professor Samuels has authored articles on international boundary disputes, maritime piracy and civil procedure.

Biographical Profile

College
School of Law
Department
Law - Dean's Office
Tenure Status
Tenured

International Activity

International Activities
Yes
Type of Activity
Research, Teaching, Study abroad, Service, Other (Speaker at conference)
Countries
United Kingdom, France, Singapore, Vanuatu, New Zealand, Austria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Russia
Extended Residence in Foreign Country
Yes (Russia, Switzerland, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone)
Speaks Non-English Language
Yes (French, Russian)

Interest Background

Do you include students in your research?
None

Professional Preparation(Education & Training)

Dates Institution Location Degree Field of Study
1999 University of Michigan J.D. Law
1994 Princeton University A.B. Political Science
2003 University of Michigan M.A. Russian Studies
1991 Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies Washington, DC Intensive graduate Russian language courses in political and economic terminology

Positions & Appointments

Dates Description Institution/Entity
1993 Caroline Picard Prize in Politics Princeton University (scholarly - student years)
1994 - 1996 Senior Research Associate The World Bank & African Capacity Building Foundation (Zimbabwe and Washington)
1997 LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & Macrae (Moscow, Russia) (Summer 1997)
1998 Other legal positions: Office of the Legal Advisor, Department of State (Fall 1998); Munger, Tolles & Olson (Summer 1998)
1999 - 2000 Law Clerk, Hon. Barry Ted Moskowitz United States District Count, Southern District of California
2000 - 2002 Lawyer (Associate) Covington & Burling
2002 - 2004 Visiting Assistant Professor, Law University of Michigan
08/2004 - 05/2010 Assistant Professor University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC
2004 Assistant Professor, Law University of South Carolina
2006 - 2007 Have also served as guest lecturer in law in summer courses in Egypt and Austria taught by the law schools at Seton Hall University (2004) and Georgia State University (2006) & 2007), respectively
05/2010 - Present Associate Professor with tenure University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC
02/2011 - Present Deputy Director, Rule of Law Collaborative University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC

Recognition Awards, Honors, & Fellowships

Dates Type Description Foundation/Entity
1993 Award Montgomery Raiser Prize in Russian Studies, Princeton University (scholarly - student years)
1993 Award Caroline Picard Prize in Politics, Princeton University (scholarly - student years)
1994 Award Asher Hinds Prize in European Cultural Studies, Princeton University (scholarly - student years)
1996 Award Clarence Darrow Scholar (full tuition and stipend), University of Michigan (scholarly - student years)
2004 Award Finalist, Professor of the Year, University of Michigan
2007 Award Outstanding Faculty Member, University of South Carolina
2009 Award Outstanding Faculty Service Award, University of South Carolina
2009 Award Mungo Graduate Teaching Award University of South Carolina
2010 Award Mungo Graduate Teaching Award University of South Carolina
2011 Award Academic Leadership Development Program Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium
2010 Honor Team Member Rotary International Group Study Exchange – Chandigarh, India
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