Mr. Scott received his B.A. from Oberlin College (cum laude) in 1965, his J.D. from the William & Mary Law School in 1968 and earned an S.J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1973. Professor Scott is Alfred McCormack Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Contract and Economic Organization at Columbia University School of Law. From 1969 to 1974, he taught law at the William & Mary Law School. In 1974 he moved to the University of Virginia School of Law, where he taught for 17 years before serving as Dean of the Law School for ten years. Professor Scott has authored six books and numerous scholarly articles, concentrating on contracts, commercial transactions, bankruptcy and contract theory. He is a member of the Virginia Bar and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Bar Foundation, Virginia Bar Foundation and the American Law Institute. He has served as chair of several sections of the Association of American Law Schools, and as Advisor to the Virginia State Corporation Commission. Professor Scott was a founding member and president of the American Law Deans Association. He was recognized by the Columbia Law School with the Faculty Member of the Year Award (1987-1988) and in 2004 he was presented with the Thomas Jefferson Award by the University of Virginia. Professor Scott was appointed to the Board of Visitors in 2008.