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Jane E. Scott

Associate Professor
B.A., Yale University (summa cum laude)
J.D., Columbia University School of Law (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)

Associate Professor of Legal Writing.  B.A., Yale University (summa cum laude, Distinction in American Studies); J.D., Columbia University School of Law (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar).

Before joining the St. John’s law faculty in 2007, Professor Scott taught Legal Research and Writing at Seton Hall University School of Law and at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.   In law school, she was Articles Editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law and a member of the Public Interest Law Foundation. 

Professor Scott practiced real estate law in New York for thirteen years, specializing in public-private transactions and large-scale development projects.  At Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, she worked extensively on the redevelopment of 42nd Street/Times Square, representing the New York City Economic Development Corporation.  From 1995 to 1997, she was Special Counsel at MTA-Metro-North Railroad, concentrating on the renovation of Grand Central Terminal and other development projects.   

Professor Scott is a member of the Legal Writing Institute and an assistant editor of its Journal.  She teaches Legal Writing and Legal Research & Writing.