R. Randall Bridwell

scottR. Randall Bridwell concentrates his practice in admiralty and maritime law.  Professor Bridwell taught admiralty law for over 40 years, and has authored numerous books and legal articles. He has previously served as a tenured law professor at the Charleston School of Law and the University of South Carolina. He has also been of counsel to admiralty law firms throughout his career.

Professor Bridwell has lectured and presented papers throughout the United States to groups including the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Southeastern Association of Law Schools and the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, of which he is a former port director for Charleston, South Carolina.

Professor Bridwell’s several books and articles include: “Admiralty Contract Jurisdiction and Contract Liens Under American Law”, “The Constitution and the Common Law: A Decline Of The Doctrines Of Separation of Power in Federalism”, and “Abandoned: The Betrayal Of The American Middle Class Since World War II”, which is currently in its fourth printing.

Bar Admissions:

  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for State of South Carolina
  • State of South Carolina
  • State of Texas


  • Midwestern University – Bachelor of Arts
  • Southern Methodist University – Juris Doctor
  • Harvard University – Masters of Law

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • The Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute – Member, former Port Director

Books and Publications:

  • Admiralty Contract Jurisdiction and Contract Liens under American Law
  • The Constitution and the Common Law: A Decline of the Doctrines of Separation of Power in Federalism
  • Abandoned: The Betrayal of the American Middle Class since World War II – Currently in Fourth Printing

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