Helen S. Scott

New York University School of Law


Professor of Law and Co-Director, Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business

Helen S. Scott

Helen S. Scott is Professor of Law Emerita and the founder and of the Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business at the New York University School of Law. In that capacity, she has participated in the development of innovative Law and Business courses, including Investing in Microfinance, Law and Business of Corporate Governance, and Professional Responsibility in Law and Business. The Program also coordinates programming with the Stern School of Business, including the J.D./M.B.A. Program. Professor Scott oversees the competitive Leadership Scholars program, and runs the capstone seminar for the Program, Law and Business Projects. She has been a member of the NYU School of Law faculty since 1982 and teaches a wide variety of business law courses, including the basic Contracts and Corporations courses.

Professor Scott is also the founding Co-Director of the Grunin Center for Law & Social Entrepreneurship at NYU School of Law. In that capacity, she oversees implementation of the educational and collaborative activities of the Center, including the Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing and the award of the Grunin Prize.

From 1999-2004, Professor Scott co-chaired the Listing and Hearing Review Council of the NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc., an independent advisory committee to the Board of Directors, with primary responsibility for formulating and recommending corporate governance and quantitative listing standards for that market. Professor Scott speaks regularly on corporate governance topics. In 1997, Professor Scott received the Legal Advocate of the Year award from the U.S. Small Business Administration in recognition of her participation in the development of the Angel Capital Electronic Network (ACE-Net) project to increase financing available to early-stage entrepreneurial enterprises. Before joining the law faculty, Professor Scott practiced law in Washington D.C. and New York.