John N. Scott

John N. Scott

Professor

B.A. University of Michigan 1967
M.A. University of Michigan 1969
J.D. University of Michigan 1974

scottj@cooley.edu

Before joining Cooley's faculty, Professor Scott was in general trial practice near Kalamazoo, Mich., specializing in family, criminal, property, and bankruptcy litigation. He was appointed to the Cooley faculty in 1978.

He is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; the Real Property, Local Government, Litigation and Legal Education sections of the American Bar Association; the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; the State Bar of Michigan; and the Cooley Legal Authors Society.

He administered Cooley's Trial Workshop program for 10 years and coaches Cooley's teams in the ABA, ATLA, and NACDL National Trial Competitions for law students. Professor Scott is the national co-chair (with Professor Gerald MacDonald) of the NACDL Criminal Trial Competition. They co-author the case-file problems used in that competition every year.

His book, Evidence Illustrated, was published in 2000. He teaches Evidence and Property.

Bibliography

Articles

Scott, John N., "Michigan Catches Up to the 'Catch-Alls': How Much Hearsay Will They Catch?," 14 T M COOLEY L REV 1 (1997).

Scott, John N., "Restricting the Definitions of 'Single-Family'", 36 LAND USE L & ZONING DIG 7 (1984).

Scott, John N., "Legal Limits of 'Family' Residential Zoning," MICH PLAN & ZONING NEWS (April, 1983).

Scott, John N., "Toward a Strategy for the Utilization of Contract and Conditional Zoning (comment)," 51 J URBAN L 94 (1973).

Books and Chapters in Books

Scott, John N., EVIDENCE ILLUSTRATED: CASES TO ILLUSTRATE HOW ALL THE RULES WORK, Holmes Beach, Fla.: LP Law (2000). N L 94 (1973).

Book Reviews and Other Short Works

Scott, John N., Review of PERSPECTIVES ON CHILDREN'S TESTIMONY by S. J. Ceci, D. F. Ross, and M. P. Toglia, eds. 26 CRIM L BULL 284 (1990).

Scott, John N., "Supreme Court Strikes Down Zoning Ordinance with Restrictive Definition of 'Single Family,'" MICHIGAN PLANNING AND ZONING NEWS (September 1984)

Scott, John N., Review of TIME TO MURDER AND CREATE, by John W. Aldridge, 5 MICHIGAN QUARTERLY REVIEW 220 (1967).(2000). N L 94 (1973).

Other Writings

The People of the State of Liberty v. Cass Livingston, NACDL Cat Bennett National Trial Competition Case File (co-authored with Professor Gerald G. MacDonald)(manslaughter/assault with a dangerous weapon case involving allegations of road rage)(2011).

The People of the United States of America v. Jordan Weaver, NACDL Cat Bennett National Trial Competition Case File (co-authored with Professor Gerald G. MacDonald)(obstruction of justice case against Prosecutor for withholding exculpatory evidence in terrorism prosecution)(2009).

The People of the State of Liberty v. [Sean/Shawna] Whitney, NACDL Cat Bennett National Trial Competition Case File (co-authored with Professor Gerald G. MacDonald)(arson case with eco-terrorism defense)(2008).

The People of the United States of America v. [Francis/Frances] Bolling, NACDL Cat Bennett National Trial Competition Case File (co-authored with Professor Gerald G. MacDonald)(political/prosecutorial corruption case)(2007).

The People of the State of Liberty v. Hay’Imindel Cartewi, NACDL Cat Bennett National Trial Competition Case File (co-authored with Professor Gerald G. MacDonald)(drive-by shooting/eyewitness reliability case)(2006).

The People of the State of Liberty v. Raymun Ford, NACDL Cat Bennett National Trial Competition Case File (co-authored with Professor Gerald G. MacDonald)(Penalty phase of death penalty prosecution)(2005).

The People of the State of Liberty v. William Wilbur, Jr., NACDL Cat Bennett National Trial Competition Case File (co-authored with Professor Gerald G. MacDonald)(murder case – bodies allegedly disposed of years earlier by grinding them in wood chipper)(2004).

The People of the United States of America v. [Ricki/Ricky] Phillips, NACDL Cat Bennett National Trial Competition Case File (co-authored with Professor Gerald G. MacDonald)(Bio-terrorism prosecution)(2003).

The People of the State of Liberty v. Lee Taylor, NACDL Cat Bennett National Trial Competition Case File (co-authored with Professor Gerald G. MacDonald)(attempted murder/abuse of vulnerable adult prosecution of nursing home employee)(2002).

 

Real-World Experience

Specialties: Family, Criminal, Property, and Bankruptcy Litigation

Courses: Evidence and Property


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