Wendy B. Scott

Professor of Law

Wendy Scott

Wendy B. Scott


J.D., New York University
B.A., Harvard University


Wendy B. Scott received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and her Juris Doctor from New York University. She joined the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law faculty in 2006 after 17 years on the Tulane Law School faculty where she served two years as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. She is a national expert on race law and constitutional law and theory.

Scott joined the Tulane faculty after a successful career in labor law and public interest civil rights advocacy. From 1980 to 1984, she served as a Staff Attorney at the Legal Action Center of the City of New York. The Center represents former substance abusers and ex-offenders in employment and licensing discrimination cases, employers and unions on numerous work place issues. She also worked as an Associate at Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, a union labor and plaintiff employment discrimination law firm in New York City. Prior to joining the Tulane faculty, Scott served as the Associate Counsel for the Center for Law and Social Justice from 1986 to 1989, a community law office and research center in Brooklyn, N.Y. In that position, she directed all litigation and supervised the preparation of research studies on racial violence, redlining and Charter revision in New York City, while also teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Hunter College, Brooklyn and City University of New York (CUNY) Law Schools.

Scott has published articles in several professional journals including the Harvard Law Review, Emory Law Journal, University of Tennessee Law Review, Tulane Law Review, Howard Law Journal, Villanova Law Review and Wake Forest Law Review. Her work on the desegregation of public colleges and universities has been widely cited.


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Contact Information

Email: wscott@nccu.edu
Phone: 919-530-6171
Fax: 919-530-6339