Dean; Professor of Law
Scott DeVito joined Coastal Law in 2008 as a tenured professor after practicing law in Phoenix, Arizona. While there, he clerked for the late Justice Michael D. Ryan. DeVito earned his law degree from the Connecticut School of Law where he was Editor-in-Chief of Connecticut Law Review and treasurer of the moot court board. In addition to his J.D., DeVito holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester. Prior to going to law school, DeVito taught philosophy at the university level. While at Coastal Law, DeVito’s teaching and legal scholarship has focused on commercial law and quantitative empirical legal research respectively. Most importantly, DeVito has led efforts to innovate legal education, serving as Chair of the Innovation Committee and taking a lead role in Coastal Law’s strategic planning process.