Mr. William C. Hubbard is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Justice Project and the Immediate Past President of the American Bar Association. He is a partner in the Columbia, South Carolina, and Washington, DC, offices of the law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.
Mr. Hubbard began a one year term as President of the American Bar Association in August, 2014. He previously served a two-year term as Chair of the American Bar Association's House of Delegates. Mr. Hubbard previously served as President of the American Bar Foundation, the nation's leading research institute for the empirical study of law. He is a past president and current board member of the American Bar Endowment. He is a member of the council of the American Law Institute.
Mr. Hubbard is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the American Judicature Society. He is a permanent member of the United States Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. Mr. Hubbard has served on the Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina since 1986 and served as Chairman of the Board from 1996-2000. In 2010, he received the university's highest recognition, the Honorary Doctor of Laws.
In 2002, Mr. Hubbard was presented the Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian award presented by a South Carolina Governor. In 2007, Mr. Hubbard received the American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
Mr. Hubbard earned his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of South Carolina.