Faculty Advisers

The South Carolina Journal of International Law & Business is advised by faculty members; however, the Journal is primarily a student run journal.

Current Advisers:

Susan S. Kuo, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Susan Kuo is a Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law and an affiliated researcher with the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute. Her research focuses on disaster law and policy and has been published in law reviews including the Boston College Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, and the U.C. Davis Law Review. She teaches or has taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Federal Courts, Conflict of Laws, Civil Procedure, Law and Social Justice, and Race and the Law.

Aparna Polavarapu, Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Polavarapu teaches courses in Comparative Law, Rule of Law, Transnational Law, and International Human Rights Law. Her research focuses on rule of law and human rights, with particular emphasis on land rights and customary/statutory law interaction. Much of her scholarship draws from her direct experience working with women and women’s rights groups in various nations in sub-Saharan Africa.

Jessie M. Cross- Assistant Professor of Law

Jesse Cross is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he teaches courses on Legislation, Health Law, and Conflict of Laws. Professor Cross received a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. After graduating from law school, Professor Cross served as a Counsel in the Office of the Legislative Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, an office that works with all the committees and Members of the House of Representatives to draft legislation on a non-partisan, impartial, and confidential basis. In this role, Professor Cross drafted legislation relating to the Medicare program and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly known as “Obamacare”), as well as legislation relating to health information technology and health care fraud, waste, and abuse.

Former Advisers:

Joel Samuels, Director for the Rule of Law Collaborative

Janice Baker, Assistance Director of Legal Writing