Scott DeVito

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Dean/Professor of Law



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Phone Number

(904) 680-7741




  • Commercial Litigation Associate, Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman & Balint P.C., 2006-2008;
  • Clerk for Justice Ryan, Arizona Supreme Court, 2005-2006; Tort Litigation Association, Lewis & Roca LLP, 2003-2004;
  • J.D., With Honors, University of Connecticut School of Law, 2003; Research Fellow, Yale University, Department of Philosophy, 1999-2000;
  • Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Philosophy and School of Medicine, 1998-1999;
  • Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University, Department of Philosophy, 1997-1998;
  • Research Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, 1996-1997;
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Rochester, 1996.


  • Business Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tort
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Bioethics/Philosophy of Medicine, and Logic.


J.D., With Honors, University of Connecticut School of Law, 2003;

Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Rochester, 1996.


  • Business Law
  • Contracts
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Law and Logic
  • Philosophy of Science.


Selection Committee Learned Hand Award, American Jewish Committee; Volunteer Attorney Election Hotline


  • Doubling Down for Defendants: The Pernicious Effects of Tort Reform (co-author Andrew Jurs), 118 Penn State Law Review 101 (2014)
  • The Power of Stories and Images in Law School Teaching, 53 Washburn Law Journal 51 (2013)
  • Et Tu, Plaintiffs? An Empirical Analysis of Daubert’s Effect on Plaintiffs, and Why Gatekeeping Standards Matter (a Lot), 66 Arkansas Law Review 975 (2013) (co-author Andrew Jurs)
  • The Stricter Standard: An Empirical Assessment of Daubert’s Effect on Civil Defendants, 62 Catholic University Law Review 675 (2013) (co-author Andrew Jurs)
  • Experimenting on Law Students: Why Imposing No Ethical Constraints on Educational Research Using Law Students Is A Bad Idea And Proposed Ethical Guidelines, 40 Southwestern Law Review 285 (2010)
  • Justice and the Felonious Attorney, 48 Santa Clara Law Review 155 (2008)
  • The Ontology of Copyright Infringement, 35 Connecticut Law Review 817 (2003) (student note)
  • On the Value-Neutrality of the Concepts of Health and Disease, 25 The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 539 (2000)
  • Values and the Patient-Physician Relationship, Ethical Issues in Health Care on the Frontiers of the Twenty-First Century (Eds. S. Wear, et al) 259 (2000)
  • The Millennium Problem and the Marketplace of Ideas, 12 Public Affairs Quarterly 243 (1998)
  • Brute Science: Dilemmas of Animal Experimentation, 89 Isis 169 (1998)
  • A Gruesome Problem for the Curve-Fitting Solution, 48 British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 391 (1997)
  • Completeness and Indeterministic Causation, 63 Philosophy of Science 177 (1996)