Mendales, Richard

Associate Professor of Law

Richard E. Mendales joined the Charleston School of Law Faculty as a visiting professor in Fall 2010.

Mendales has broad teaching and research experience in commercial law, international business transactions, corporate law, securities regulation, bankruptcy and corporate finance.

A 1981 graduate of Yale Law School with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Chicago, Mendales is widely published.  Currently, he is working on two books, one that focuses on a new look at usury laws and another that examines bankruptcy laws.

Mendales, admitted to the Bar in New York, the District of Columbia and for the Supreme Court of the United States, served as a law professor at the University of Miami from 1988 to 1999.  After spending a year as a Supreme Court Fellow from 1999 to 2000, he worked as an of counsel attorney for Crowell & Moring LLP in Washington, D.C.  In his early legal career, he worked for major New York firms.

Prior to joining the Charleston School of Law as a visiting professor, he served in similar positions at the Widener University School of Law and the Penn State Dickinson School of Law.


J.D., Yale University Law School A.B., A.M., University of Chicago

Course Interests/Research/Teaching Areas

  • Commercial Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • Corporate Law
  • Securities Regulations
  • Bankruptcy

Contact Info

Office: 385 Meeting Street, 3rd Floor
Phone: 843-377-1324