Scott Gerber is a Professor of Law at Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law. He is also Senior Research Scholar in Law and Politics at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center. He clerked for U.S. District Chief Judge Ernest C. Torres of the District of Rhode Island and practiced with the Boston-based law firm Bingham, Dana & Gould (now Bingham McCutchen). He is a member of the Massachusetts, Colorado, and Virginia bars, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court bar. He is the 2002, 2009, 2011, and 2012 winner of the Fowler V. Harper Award for excellence in legal scholarship. In 2008, he was appointed to a two-year term on the Ohio Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He was reappointed to a second two-year term in 2010 and to a third two-year term in 2012.