Clinical Professor of Law
Office: 975 Bascom Mall
J.D., Harvard Law School
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Law & Society
Michael S. Scott is clinical professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, specializing in research and teaching in policing. He co-directs the Gary P. Hayes Police-Prosecution Externship. Professor Scott is also the director of the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, a non-profit research center. Before joining the UW Law School clinical faculty, he served in various police administrative positions, including as police chief in Lauderhill, Fla.; special assistant to the police chief in St. Louis; director of administration in Ft. Pierce, Fla., and legal assistant to the police commissioner in New York City. He was formerly a police officer in the Madison, Wis., Police Department and a Senior Researcher at the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) in Washington, D.C. He was the 1996 recipient of PERF's Gary P. Hayes Award for leadership in improving police service.