Scott N. Nolan is a Visiting Assistant Professor whose teaching and research interests include law, courts, criminal justice, social movements and LGBTQ Politics. He is especially interested in media coverage about LGBTQ people and the experiences of LGBTQ people in American courts.
He received his B.A. in Political Science with Pre-Law Concentration from the University of New Orleans in 2007, an M.A. in Political Science in 2013, and his Ph.D. in 2019.
From 2001 to 2015, while earning his degrees, he worked full-time as a paralegal doing complex civil litigation, trial, and appellate work in the legal fields of tortious injury, family law (child custody and divorce), corporate formation and transactions, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Internal Revenue Service corporate filings, residential and corporate real estate transactions and foreclosures, immigration matters, Qui Tam actions arising under the U.S. False Claims Act, medical malpractice and healthcare law.
From 2002 to 2018, while earning his degrees, he also worked part-time as a federally-contracted Weather Observer for the U.S. National Weather Service and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration at New Orleans International Airport.
From 2013 to 2018, he was a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the University of New Orleans where he taught American Government, LGBTQ Politics, Courts and Judges, Criminal Justice, as well as Methods of Political Research. While at UNO, he was a finalist for the campus-wide UNO Advocate Award for Excellence in Teaching, for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. He was also a finalist for the Outstanding Graduate Student Award for 2017-2018. He won the UNO Leadership Award for Service [for Pre-Law Advising] for 2017-2018.
From 2015 to 2018, he was an Adjunct Instructor at Tulane University where he taught American Government, LGBTQ Politics, Criminal Justice, Court & Politics, and Constitutional Law.
In Fall 2018, he became a Visiting Assistant Professor at Tulane University where he teaches Scope & Methods of Political Research and courses in the American field in the subfields of Public Law and LGBTQ Politics.
He regularly advises students about careers in law and applying to law school.