Mr David Scott

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate International Law & Governance (School of Law)

email: David.Scott@glasgow.ac.uk
pronouns: He/him/his

Room 108, 10 The Square, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4278-8708

Biography

David Scott is a Postdoctoral Researcher in International Law & Governance, working within the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security and the Scottish Council on Global Affairs.

David completed his PhD on the turn to time in contemporary international legal thought at the Manchester International Law Centre, University of Manchester, and holds an LLB (Hons.) from the University of Glasgow and a Master’s in International Comparative Law (Public International Law specialization) from the University of Helsinki. He has previously held research positions at the University of Zurich, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and the iCourts Institute at the University of Copenhagen, and has published on European human rights law and the history of contemporary critiques of human rights.

From 2020 to 2022, David worked as a Policy Officer for Citizens Advice Scotland, covering social security policy and its impact on Citizens Advice Bureau clients. He is keen to maintain links between his academic research and the third sector, with his postdoctoral research looking at the potential of the Scottish Human Rights Bill for changing the social security system.

David is also closely involved with moot court competitions, having competed in, coached, and judged the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and the University of Glasgow’s European Human Rights Project. He has previously taught courses on legal argumentation at the University of Helsinki and the Jessup Ukraine Summer School at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and his 2021 article ‘The Politics of the Moot Court’ (co-authored with Ukri Soirila) makes the case for expanding the use of moot court competitions to teach critical approaches to international law.

Research interests

David has two sides to his research. On one side, he maintains an interest in the theory and critique of international law, in particular its turn to history over the past two decades. This theoretical approach has been encouraged across his studies, stretching all the way back to his first LLB courses in international law at the University of Glasgow.

On the other, he is interested in the practical uses and limitations of international law and human rights for activists and civil society to effect change. This is a product of both his time working in the third sector and his general frustration with theoretical critiques. These two sides of his research do not always mix well.   

David is also interested in rethinking approaches to university teaching and is a strong advocate for experiential projects such as moot courts and legal research clinics. David is keen to establish projects which connect students to the outside world of legal practice, particularly where this work can support social justice organisations and the charity sector.  

Publications

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2021

Scott, D. M. (2021) Human rights. In: d'Aspremont, J. and Haskell, J. (eds.) Tipping Points in International Law: Commitment and Critique. Series: ASIL studies in international legal theory. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, pp. 172-195. ISBN 9781108845106 (doi: 10.1017/9781108954549.010)

Scott, D. M. and Soirila, U. (2021) The politics of the moot court. European Journal of International Law, 32(3), pp. 1079-1106. (doi: 10.1093/ejil/chab068)

Scott, D. M. (2021) Anthony Carty , The Decay of International Law: A Reappraisal of the Limits of Legal Imagination in International Affairs, Manchester University Press, 2019, 216 pp, ISBN 9781526127914, £22.50. Leiden Journal of International Law, 34(1), pp. 275-278. (doi: 10.1017/S0922156520000564)[Book Review]

2019

Scott, D. M. (2019) Research Handbook on the Politics of International Law edited by Wayne Sandholtz and Christopher A Whytock. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017. ISBN 978-1-78347-397-7. In: Tiittala, T. (ed.) Finnish Yearbook of International Law. Volume 25, 2015. Bloomsbury Publishing: London, pp. 227-240. ISBN 9781509927159 (doi: 10.5040/9781509927180.0012)

2018

Scott, D. (2018) Burmych and ors v Ukraine, Judgment (striking out), 12th October 2017. In: Oxford International Organization (OXIO). Oxford University Press.

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Articles

Scott, D. M. and Soirila, U. (2021) The politics of the moot court. European Journal of International Law, 32(3), pp. 1079-1106. (doi: 10.1093/ejil/chab068)

Book Sections

Scott, D. M. (2021) Human rights. In: d'Aspremont, J. and Haskell, J. (eds.) Tipping Points in International Law: Commitment and Critique. Series: ASIL studies in international legal theory. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, pp. 172-195. ISBN 9781108845106 (doi: 10.1017/9781108954549.010)

Scott, D. M. (2019) Research Handbook on the Politics of International Law edited by Wayne Sandholtz and Christopher A Whytock. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017. ISBN 978-1-78347-397-7. In: Tiittala, T. (ed.) Finnish Yearbook of International Law. Volume 25, 2015. Bloomsbury Publishing: London, pp. 227-240. ISBN 9781509927159 (doi: 10.5040/9781509927180.0012)

Scott, D. (2018) Burmych and ors v Ukraine, Judgment (striking out), 12th October 2017. In: Oxford International Organization (OXIO). Oxford University Press.

Book Reviews

Scott, D. M. (2021) Anthony Carty , The Decay of International Law: A Reappraisal of the Limits of Legal Imagination in International Affairs, Manchester University Press, 2019, 216 pp, ISBN 9781526127914, £22.50. Leiden Journal of International Law, 34(1), pp. 275-278. (doi: 10.1017/S0922156520000564)[Book Review]

This list was generated on Mon Nov 28 20:24:18 2022 GMT.