Malagrinò appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development

The Charleston School of Law has appointed Professor Dylan Malagrinò Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development.

Dean and Provost Larry Cunningham said that Malagrinò’s role will focus on leading the law school to promote faculty scholarship and teaching development.

“Dean Malagrinò is well-suited to serve as our next Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development,” Cunningham said. “He is a dedicated teacher and a prolific scholar. I look forward to working with him in his new role.”

“I am honored to serve in this role, and I look forward to the work ahead,” said Professor Malagrinò, who officially begins his new role on July 1.

A law graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law and of the London School of Economics and Political Science, Malagrinò joined the Charleston School of Law in 2017, after ten years of full-time law teaching. Malagrinò has had full-time, law faculty appointments at the University of California at Davis, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, among others.

Malagrinò’s primary teaching responsibilities have included Property, Sports Law, Land Use, Wills, Trusts & Estates, Real Estate Development & Zoning, and Eminent Domain & Takings.

Malagrinò’s legal research has been published multiple times in recent months including:

  • Land Use and Zoning Law 2e (Carolina Academic Press, 2022) / Dylan Malagrinò and Robin Paul Malloy
  • Deconstructing Discrimination within Common Interest Communities: Hill v. Community of Damien of Molokai. A Case Study on Combatting AIDS Panic in Your Neighborhood
  • Integrating Doctrine and Diversity: Inclusion & Equity in the Law School Classroom (Carolina Academic Press, 2021)
  • Dismantling Discriminatory Zoning: City of Edmonds v. Oxford House. A Case Study on Defeating City-Imposed Family Composition Mandates
  • Integrating Doctrine and Diversity: Inclusion & Equity Beyond the First Year (Carolina Academic Press, 2022)
  • Constitutional Perspectives on Historic Preservation Law: Mediating the Balance Between Private Owners and Their Historic Properties (Mississippi Law Review, 2022)

You can read more here.

Malagrinò has been honored as the Charleston School of Law Professor of the Year multiple times. “Students comment on how demanding, confusing, or hard law school can be at times,” he said. “I try to remind them, ‘Just because something is hard, doesn’t mean you can’t be great at it.’”

In 2021, Professor Malagrinò was recognized for excellence in legal education when he was selected for the Order of the Silver Crescent by Governor Henry McMaster. The award is South Carolina’s highest civilian award for significant contributions, leadership, volunteerism, and lifelong influence within a region or community.

Prior to academia, Professor Malagrinò spent six years in private practice as an attorney in San Diego, specializing in complex civil litigation including securities fraud and antitrust class actions. During that time, he prosecuted large class action lawsuits.

Malagrinò earned his undergraduate degree in Economics, International Relations, and Italian Language, Literature & Culture at Syracuse University, where he was an NCAA Division I athlete in swimming and track.


The Charleston School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school nationally recognized for its student-centric culture. Our faculty and staff are committed to preparing you for success both in the classroom and in the legal profession.

  • The Princeton Review ranks Charleston School of Law professors second in the country for faculty accessibility (2021)
  • Charleston School of Law faculty ranked among the top of The Princeton Review’s list of Best Professors in the nation (2016-2018)
  • Experiential Learning: Charleston School of Law students have access to about more than 150 externship sites, creating opportunities for experiential learning in the legal field.
  • Community Service: Charleston School of Law students have performed more than 241,000 community service hours (2004-current).
  • Students have won the National Tax Moot Court Championship for seven consecutive years (2012-2018)

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