Chair, Policy Committee
Scott runs the Washington, DC office for the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT), and leads CVT's policy work there. He is also an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law School. Prior to joining CVT, Scott was Vice President of Programs and Policy at The Constitution Project, where he oversaw the organization’s national security and criminal justice portfolios. Before joining The Constitution Project, Scott served as the special counsel for pro bono at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. In that capacity, he represented indigent defendants in federal civil rights and immigration cases and led Orrick’s participation in projects to address abuses arising out of U.S. counterterrorism practices, deficiencies in the U.S. immigration system, and a variety of international human rights matters. Scott has also worked with Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in Monrovia, Liberia and Greensboro, North Carolina.
Scott holds a J.D. from Fordham Law School and a master’s in International Affairs with a specialization in human rights from Columbia University.