L. Wayne ScottProfessor of Law | Director of Alternate Dispute Resolution Studies
- J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1962
- M.A., Baylor University 1971
- B.A., Southwest Texas State College, 1961
License to Practice
Specialties and Courses
- Civil appellate
- Civil trial
- Personal injury law
BiographyScott was a partner from 1964 to 1971 in what is now the law firm of Sheehy, Lovelace and Mayfield P.C. in Waco. He tried dozens of cases for his practice focusing on personal injury, workers' compensation and commercial litigation. He also worked as a briefing attorney for the Court of Criminal Appeals from 1962 to 1963 and the Supreme Court of Texas from 1963 to 1964. Scott was also a U.S. Commissioner for the Western District of Texas. He gained experience as a lecturer in law at Baylor University before joining the faculty of the St. Mary’s School of Law in 1971. At St. Mary's, in addition to his lectures, Scott has been involvement in alternative dispute resolution and created courses in negotiation and mediation.
Scott has significant experience editing legal publications. He served as co- editor at the Texas Lawyers' Weekly Digest from 1971 to 1981, as editor at the Texas Lawyers' Civil Digest, and as senior editor of the State Bar of Texas Civil Digest from 1992 to the present.
Honors and Awards
Listed as one of the Super Lawyers of Texas by Texas Monthly , Nov. 2003
St. Mary's Chapter of Phi Delta Phi Outstanding Teaching Award, 1975
Distinguished Professor, St. Mary’s University, 2002
Gene Cavin Award recipient, 2018