John N. Scott

 

Bio Scott

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

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

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Before joining WMU-Cooley's faculty, Professor Scott was in general trial practice near Kalamazoo, Michigan, specializing in family, criminal, property, and bankruptcy litigation. He was appointed to the WMU-Cooley faculty in 1978 and retired from his faculty position in 2018.

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 WMU-Cooley Legal Authors Society.

He administered WMU-Cooley's Trial Workshop program for 10 years and coached WMU-Cooley's teams in the ABA, ATLA, and NACDL National Trial Competitions for law students. Professor Scott has been 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 taught 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).

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