Since his appointment as Professor-Emeritus of Law in 2003, Professor Scott has remained in residence in the Faculty, engaged mainly in research and in supervision of graduate and undergraduate theses and essays. Throughout his career, he has taught and conducted research in public and commercial law, with a focus on constitutional law and the law of banking and negotiable instruments.
For over three decades he has actively participated in public issues in Canada, particularly constitutional questions, and he has been frequently quoted in the media. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on numerous occasions, most recently in litigation dealing with the legality of attempts to achieve the secession of Quebec by extra-constitutional means, in particular through a unilateral declaration of independence.
D. Phil. (Oxon.) 1969
B.C.L. (McGill) 1966
B.A. (McGill) 1961
Professor-Emeritus, McGill University, since 2003
Professor, McGill University, 1977-2002
Lecturer, McGill University, 1967-69
Assistant Professor, 1969-71
Associate Professor, 1971-77
Bar of Quebec, since 1967
Constitutional law, law of banking and negotiable instruments.