Scott Anderson - Capital University Law School

Scott Anderson

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Legal Writing

Scott Anderson


  • Ph.D. (Philosophy), The Ohio State University
  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • B.A., The Ohio State University


  • Legal Writing and Analysis
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Theories of Punishment
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Legal Indeterminacy and Vagueness


Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Legal Research and Writing, Scott Anderson, bring an extensive legal career to the law school. Prior to joining the Capital faculty, he served as a staff attorney at the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission and as the Commission’s juvenile coordinator. His experience also includes prosecuting adult felony crimes for the Licking County Prosecutor’s Office before being promoted to managing attorney of the juvenile and civil divisions.

Associate Dean Anderson also brings extensive teaching experience having served as a part-time instructor teaching contemporary ethical theory and the philosophy of law at The Ohio State University and as a seminar instructor on a variety of legal issues for state agencies and the Ohio Judicial College.

Associate Dean Anderson has been a member of the American Philosophical Association, the Committee on Juvenile Rights in the Justice System, and the Ohio Supreme Court Workgroup on Juvenile Defendant Access to Legal Counsel. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from The Ohio State University and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University.

He was appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in June, 2021.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)