Prof. Ryan Scott

Associate Professor, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Professor Scott joined the Indiana University Maurer School of Law faculty in 2009. He teaches and writes on criminal law and procedure, statutory interpretation, and federal courts. Professor Scott's research examines structural and procedural interactions between the judicial branch and other branches of government, particularly in the criminal context. He has written on efforts to control the composition of the judiciary, including the judicial appointments process, legislative strategies for encouraging judicial retirements, and the semi-retirement program of senior judges. Professor Scott also studies efforts to influence judicial decision making directly by placing constraints on judicial discretion. His current project examines changes in inter-judge sentencing disparity under the United States Sentencing Guidelines, one of Congress's most ambitious efforts to restrict judges in the performance of a historically discretionary function.After graduating from law school, Professor Scott clerked for Judge Michael W. McConnell of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He then served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States. Before joining the faculty, he worked for two years as an associate in the Supreme Court and appellate practice at O'Melveny & Myers LLP in Washington, D.C.

  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 2005

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Publications and Multimedia
Heien v. North Carolina - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 1-26-15 featuring Ryan Scott
January 26, 2015
Heien v. North Carolina - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 10-24-14 featuring Ryan Scott
October 24, 2014
Alleyne v. United States - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 6-24-13 featuring Ryan Scott
June 24, 2013
Alleyne v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 2-4-13 featuring Ryan Scott
February 04, 2013
Southern Union Company v. United States - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 06-27-12 featuring Ryan Scott
June 27, 2012
Southern Union Company v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 03-26-12 featuring Ryan Scott
March 26, 2012