With extensive experience in law, academia, and international business, Elizabeth Scott is well suited to teach American Law and Litigation. Ms. Scott began her professional career in various executive positions in the international business arena, with experience in North America, Asia, and Europe. After transitioning to a law career, Ms. Scott became a member of the Illinois and California state bars and practiced in both state and federal courts, with substantial experience as a general civil and commercial litigator handling a diverse caseload in a variety of substantive areas of the law. Concurrently, while continuing to practice law, Ms. Scott was asked to join the University of California, San Diego as an instructor teaching international business and law to lawyers, judges, and business executives.
After returning to her home town, Chicago, Ms. Scott joined the staff at the University of Chicago as an instructor at the Law School, LLM program; the Booth Graduate School of Business; the Harris School of Public Policy, and the Graduate School of Economics. Ms. Scott is also part of the faculty at Dominican University’s School of Legal and Professional Studies, where she teaches classes in Contracts, Professional and Legal Ethics, An Introduction to the American Legal System, Legal Research and Writing, Employment Law, Civil Rights, U.C.C., ADR, and Law Office Technology and Negotiation. Ms. Scott was named Dominican University’s Teacher of the Year in 2016, receiving the Excellence in Teaching Award.