Scott S. Dahl
Inspector General, Smithsonian Institution, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., J.D., University of Texas
B.A., with high honors, J.D., with honors, University of Texas at Austin. Professor Dahl is the...Continue Reading
B.A., with high honors, J.D., with honors, University of Texas at Austin. Professor Dahl is the Inspector General at the Smithsonian Institution. Before his appointment as Inspector General in January 2012, he served in other senior positions in the Inspector General community for the past 9 years -- first as Senior Counsel to the Inspector General at the Department of Justice, then as Deputy Inspector General for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which oversees the U.S. Intelligence Community, and most recently as the Deputy Inspector General for the Department of Commerce. In these roles, Professor Dahl has led and overseen investigations and reviews of high-level officials and sensitive government programs. He has received numerous awards for his government service, including the National Intelligence Superior Service Medal, one of the highest awards in the Intelligence Community.
Prior to that, Professor Dahl was a federal prosecutor and trial attorney at the Department of Justice for more than 11 years specializing in public corruption and fraud against the government. Before joining the Department of Justice, Professor Dahl was an associate at the law firm of Arnold & Porter in DC for more than 3 years.
He served for 6 years on the DC Bar Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee that completed a comprehensive revision of the DC Bar Rules.
Professor Dahl has been a member of our adjunct faculty teaching professional responsibility since 1992.