Professor Scoville teaches and writes on U.S. foreign relations law and international law. His research focuses on the various ways in which domestic law regulates U.S. diplomatic activities and on comparative international law. He is a Fulbright grant recipient, a periodic contributor at Lawfare, and a former associate managing editor for AJIL Unbound. Before entering academia, he worked as a litigation associate in the Denver and Tokyo offices of the law firm of Morrison & Foerster, and served as a law clerk for Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Neil V. Wake of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. He also worked briefly at the Arms Control Association and the Defense Department's Office of the General Counsel (International Affairs).
Professor Scoville holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was an executive editor for the Stanford Law Review, and a B.A. in International Studies from Brigham Young University, where he was the valedictorian.
U.S. Foreign Relations Law from the Outside In, 47 Yale J. Int'l L. (forthcoming) [SSRN]
Egocentric Bias in Perceptions of Customary International Law, in International Law as Behavior (Harlan Cohen & Tim Meyer eds., Cambridge University Press, 2021) [SSRN]
Unqualified Ambassadors, 69 Duke L.J. 71 (2019) [SSRN]
Who Studies International Law? Explaining Cross-National Variation in Compulsory International Legal Education, 30 Eur. J. Int'l L. 481 (2019) (with Mark Berlin) [SSRN]
Ad Hoc Diplomats, 68 Duke L.J. 907 (2019) [SSRN]
International Law in National Schools, 92 Ind. L.J. 1449 (2017) [SSRN]
Finding Customary International Law, 101 Iowa L. Rev. 1893 (2016) [SSRN]
Legislative Diplomacy, 112 Mich. L. Rev. 331 (2013) [SSRN]