William C. Hubbard is the dean of University of South Carolina School of Law. Prior to joining the university, he was partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Columbia, S.C.
He served as President of the American Bar Association in 2014-2015 and previously served a two-year term as Chair of the ABA's House of Delegates. Hubbard is a past president of the American Bar Foundation and the American Bar Endowment. He has served as a member of UofSC's Board of Trustees since 1986 and as chair from 1996-2000. Hubbard received the Order of the Palmetto in 2002, the state’s highest civilian recognition awarded for service to the state of South Carolina.
He is Chairman of the Board of the World Justice Project and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. In 2007, Hubbard received the American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. In 2016, the Burton Foundation, in collaboration with the Library of Congress, named Hubbard the recipient of its inaugural “Leadership in Law” award.
Hubbard earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of South Carolina. He was law clerk to U.S. District Judge Robert F. Chapman.