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L. Wayne Scott

Professor of Law  | Director of ADR Studies

Education

  • 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

  • Texas

Specialties and Courses

  • Civil appellate
  • Civil trial
  • Personal injury law

Biography

Scott 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

Publications

Books

  • Richard Flint and L. Wayne Scott: Texas Civil Procedure: Pretrial (2004)
  • Richard Flint and L. Wayne Scott: Texas Civil Procedure: Trial and Appeal (2004)

Articles in a Periodical

  • Appellate Mediation, published in State Bar of Texas, Appellate Advocate (Spring 2004)

CLE Papers

  • Ethics of Conflict Resolution (St. Mary’s School of Law and Texas Land Title Association Seminar, (December 2003)
  • Supreme Court of Texas April 2003-2004 (St. Mary’s Alumni Institute, April 2004)
  • Trends in the Texas Supreme Court (State Bar Institute on Practice in the Texas Supreme Court, April 2004)
  • Three State Bar of Texas Supreme Court Update Telephone Seminars (with Mike Hatchell, Rusty McMains, and Judge Sarah Duncan)
  • State Bar Telephone Seminar: Future of Litigation Practice in Texas (with Justice Nathan Hecht, and the Presidents of the Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association and The Texas Association of Defense Counsel)
  • State Bar of Texas Telephone Seminar: Tips, Tricks and Traps of Mediation
  • Presentation to Judges of Harris County: Future of Litigation Practice in Texas (with Justice Nathan Hecht, and the Presidents of the Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association and The Texas Association of Defense Counsel)

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