J.D., Fordham University; MPA, Columbia University
Scott runs the Center for Victims of Torture’s Washington, DC office and leads CVT’s legal and policy advocacy at the federal level, which focuses on human rights and national security; refugee and asylum protections; and related congressional appropriations. Prior to joining CVT, he 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 he led Orrick’s participation in projects to address abuses arising out of U.S. counterterrorism practices, 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 and humanitarian law from Columbia University. He began his legal career as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable James Orenstein in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.