Professor Profiles: Robert E. Scott, Columbia Law School

Many JD applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand when choosing a law school, but the educational experience itself is crucial to your future, and no one will affect your education more than your professors. Each Wednesday, we profile a standout professor as identified by students. Today, we focus on Robert E. Scott from Columbia Law School.

Robert E. Scott is the Alfred McCormack Professor of Law and director of the Center on Contract and Economic Organization at Columbia Law School. 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, in addition to co-authoreing five books on contracts and commercial transactions. Among his many articles are six that he co-authored with Charles Goetz that set the standard for the economic analysis of the law of contracts. Before joining Columbia’s full-time faculty in 2006, Scott served on the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law, and as dean of that school from 1991 to 2001. He has chaired the Association of American Law Schools’ Sections on Contract Law, Law and Economics, and Commercial and Consumer Law, and founded the Legal Studies Workshop at Virginia.

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