William & Mary Law School faculty honor Columbia professor – Daily Press

WILLIAMSBURG — The William & Mary Law School recently awarded Robert Scott the 2021-22 Marshall-Wythe Medallion, the law school’s highest honor.

Scott, a professor at Columbia Law School, is “an internationally recognized scholar and teacher in the areas of contracts, business transactions and bankruptcy,” according to a school statement. He graduated from William & Mary in 1968.

“Bob truly exemplifies and personifies the kind of teacher, scholar, and scholar that we all aspire to be,” said A. Benjamin Spencer, dean of law school, at the March ceremony. “He is the model of excellence, and certainly a model of the dean that I aspire to be.”

The medallion, which “recognizes those who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in law”, was named in honor of George Wythe, William & Mary’s first law professor, and his student John Marshall, who became fourth Chief Justice of the United States.

Over the course of his career, Scott has maintained close ties with William & Mary, establishing with his wife the Robert E. and Elizabeth S. Scott Professorship in Law in 2003, as well as the Board of Visitors from 2008 to 2016.

Sian Wilkerson, sian.wilkerson@pilotonline.com, 757-342-6616

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