Ryan Scoville

Associate Professor of Law
Areas of Law:

Areas of Law::

Professional Memberships: 
American Society of International Law, State Bar of California, State Bar of Idaho, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Other Courses Taught: 
International Law, U.S. Foreign Relations Law, Conflict of Laws

Biography

Professor Scoville teaches and writes on U.S. foreign relations law and international law. He is a Fulbright grant recipient, a periodic contributor at Lawfare, and a managing editor for AJIL Unbound, the online companion to the American Journal of International Law. 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. He speaks Japanese (JLPT N2).

 

Selected Works

Who Studies International Law? Explaining Cross-National Variation in Compulsory International Legal Education, 30 Eur. J. Int'l L. (forthcoming 2019) (with Mark Berlin) [SSRN]

Unqualified Ambassadors, 69 Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2019) [SSRN]

Ad Hoc Diplomats, 68 Duke L.J. 907 (2019) [SSRN]

Egocentric Bias in Perceptions of Customary International Lawin International Law as Behavior (Harlan G. Cohen & Timothy Meyer eds., forthcoming Cambridge University Press) [SSRN]

International Law in National Schools, 92 Ind. L.J. 1449 (2017) [SSRN]

How Cosmopolitan Are International Law Professors?, 38 Mich. J. Int'l L. 119 (2016) (with Milan Markovic) [SSRN]

Finding Customary International Law, 101 Iowa L. Rev. 1893 (2016) [SSRN]

Legislative Diplomacy, 112 Mich. L. Rev. 331 (2013) [SSRN]