Scott Named to William and Mary's Governing Board
COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL’S SCOTT NAMED TO GOVERNING BOARD
OF THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY
James O’Neill 212-854-1584 Cell: 646-596-2935
Robert E. Scott has been appointed to the College of William and Mary’s Board of Visitors by Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine. Board members serve four-year terms.August 20, 2008 (NEW YORK) – Columbia Law School professor
Scott, Columbia’s Alfred McCormack Professor of Law, is director of the Law School’s Center for Contract and Economic Organization. He is a nationally recognized scholar and teacher in the fields of contracts, commercial transactions and bankruptcy. Scott has delivered numerous papers and published extensively in law journals. He has co-authored five books on contracts and commercial transactions.
Scott earned his J.D. from William and Mary School of Law in 1968, where he was editor-in-chief of the William and Mary Law Review. He was a professor at William and Mary School of Law until 1974, when he joined the faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law. He was dean of UVA’s School of Law from 1991 to 2001.
He served as president of the American Law Deans Association from 1999-2001, and, in October 2004, he was presented the Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest honor granted by the University of Virginia.
Scott joined Columbia Law School’s faculty in 2006.
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law.