by guest author Rebekah Maxwell
Professor James Lowell Underwood
October 29, 1937 – January 8, 2022
The University of South Carolina School of Law Library mourns the passing and celebrates the life of Professor James Lowell Underwood. Professor Underwood was a lifelong scholar and prolific author, and the law library is proud to have assisted him with research for many of his works. Professor Underwood was a meticulous researcher and generous author. He never placed a law review article without sending a box of photocopies of all of his sources.
This display offers but a sliver of Professor Underwood’s scholarship, which includes the definitive treatise The Constitution of South Carolina and Deadly Censorship : Murder, Honor, and Freedom of the Press. With Professor Lewis Burke, he co-edited The Dawn of Religious Freedom in South Carolina and At Freedom’s Door: African American Founding Fathers and Lawyers in Reconstruction South Carolina. Professor Underwood’s body of work creates an enduring legacy and an inspiration for legal scholars present and future.