About Me

Scott N. Nolan is a Ph.D. candidate with concentrations in American Politics and Public Law. His teaching and research interests include public and constitutional law, courts as institutions, judicial and litigation processes, criminal justice, minority politics (particularly LGBT Politics), media framing, and research methodology.

From 2001-2015, while obtaining 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.

Since 2002, while obtaining his degrees, he has 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 Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

He received his B.A. in Political Science with Pre-Law Concentration from the University of New Orleans in 2007, and his M.A. in Political Science from the University of New Orleans in 2013. His Ph.D. is expected in the fall of 2018.

From 2013-2018, he was a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the University of New Orleans where he taught American Government, LGBT Politics, Criminal Justice, Courts & Judges, and Methods of Political Research.

From 2015-2018, he was an Adjunct Instructor at Tulane University where he taught American Government, LGBT Politics, Criminal Justice, Court & Politics, and Constitutional Law.

In Fall 2018, he moved into a full-time Visiting Instructor position at Tulane University where he will teach Scopes & Methods of Political Research as well as courses in the American field and subfield of public law.

He regularly advises students about careers in law and applying to law school.

Please download my Curriculum Vitae (“CV”) for more information.



Memberships

  • 2018 - present | American Association of University Professors
  • 2010 - present | American Political Science Association
  • 2010 - present | Midwest Political Science Association
  • 2010 - present | Southern Political Science Association
  • 2010 - present | Southwestern Social Science Association
  • 2010 - present | Western Political Science Association


Software Competencies

Teaching

  • Blackboard
  • Moodle
  • Canvas

Research

  • SPSS
  • STATA
  • Excel
  • ATLAS.ti
  • R and R-Studio

Professional and Legal

  • Lexis-Nexis Academic
  • Westlaw
  • PACER and CM/ECF
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Acrobat X / XI Pro
  • Web Design