Constance Anastopoulo

Visiting Professor

Constance A. Anastopoulo is a Visiting Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law teaching Insurance Law and Professional Responsibility. Her research lies in the areas of Torts and Insurance Law, particularly Bad Faith Litigation. She also currently is a full Professor of Law at Charleston School of Law and a former litigator at Poulin Willey Anastopoulo Law Firm, LLC, where she handled insurance litigation and served as Director of the Appellate Practice Division for the law firm, including appearing before the S.C. Court of Appeals, the S.C. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit.  She was lead counsel on the seminal case, Gaskins v. Southern Farm Bureau, chosen one of the most important decisions in South Carolina at the time. Anastopoulo also served as Plaintiffs' Class Counsel for the Class Action lawsuit, In Re: Oxycontin. In 2009, she authored the nationally recognized Amicus Curie Brief on behalf of the League of Women Voters of South Carolina in, Segars-Andrews v. Judicial Merit Selection Commission, et al.

Constance A. Anastopoulo received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and graduated in an accelerated three-year program and her J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was the Director of the Women’s Prison Project. After law school, she received a prestigious grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to continue her work with incarcerated women.

Anastopoulo’s publications have appeared in the Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal, the Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy, the Indiana Law Review, the University of Memphis Law Review, and the Mitchell Hamline Law Review to name a few. Also, she is author of several chapters on South Carolina insurance law for the S.C. Bar Publications Division.

In 2018, Anastopoulo was the Democratic Nominee for Attorney General of South Carolina. She is the first woman to run for Attorney General in South Carolina history and received more votes than any other woman in S.C. history including former Gov. Nikki Haley.