Francie Scott is the Assistant Dean of the Office of Career & Professional Development, where she counsels students on all aspects of professional development and career planning and maintains oversight of the law school’s mandatory 1L Professional Development course.
Francie is a 2004 cum laude graduate of Wake Forest School of Law and graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Philosophy and French. Following law school, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Samuel G. Wilson, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. She practiced labor and employment law for several years with an international law firm based in Richmond, Virginia. In 2008 she left the practice of law to obtain a Master’s in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her concentration was in nonprofit management. Before attending law school, she served in the Peace Corps in Zimbabwe. She has authored a treatise chapter on U.S. employment law, published multiple NALP Bulletin articles addressing issues of student professional formation, and been a panelist at academic conferences on the Professional Development course. She is an active member and former president of the Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association and is involved in many NALP professional groups, including the Law Student Professional Development section. She lives in Winston-Salem with her husband, a local attorney, and two young sons. … Read more »