Juval Scott Adjunct Professor of Law

Phone: 540-458-8458

Email: jscott@wlu.edu

Office: 442 Lewis Hall

Areas of Expertise/Classes Taught

Criminal Procedure: Adjudication; Fourth Amendment & Technology Seminar


BS, Xavier University of Louisiana

JD, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law


Juval Scott is the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Virginia. She currently teaches the Fourth Amendment & Technology Seminar at Washington and Lee University School of Law as a member of the adjunct faculty.

As Federal Public Defender, Scott oversees a 23-person staff of attorneys and administrative staff across offices in Charlottesville, Roanoke, and Abingdon, Virginia. She is responsible for effective representation of clients accused and convicted of crimes, including death penalty litigation and appellate advocacy.

Scott worked previously as an Attorney Advisor with the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in Washington, DC, where she managed national, regional, and local training programs for Criminal Justice Act attorneys and federal defender offices. She also served as an Assistant Federal Defender in Wisconsin and Indiana, representing over 600 indigent clients on a variety of Federal criminal offenses. Scott's extensive community involvement includes service on the Board of Regents for the National Criminal Defense College and membership in the both the Virginia and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.