Professor Scott R. Bauries is the Willburt D. Ham Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky. Prof. Bauries joined the UK Law faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2008 after working as an associate with McGuireWoods, LLP, where he practiced Labor & Employment Law, Higher Education Law, and Complex Commercial Litigation.
Prof. Bauries graduated first in his law school class at the University of Florida, where he was the Senior Galleys Editor of the Florida Law Review. Immediately after law school, Prof. Bauries clerked for the Honorable Emmett Ripley Cox of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. While attending law school, Prof. Bauries pursued a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy and taught undergraduates in the University of Florida College of Education.
In 2009, Prof. Bauries successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, Judicial Review and the Separation of Powers in State Constitutional Litigation Challenging the Adequacy of Education Spending: Complementary Analyses and a Proposed Adjudicatory Model. Based on this work, the Education Law Association selected Prof. Bauries as the recipient of the Joseph C. Beckham Dissertation of the Year Award for 2009.
Prior to entering legal studies, Prof. Bauries taught English and coached soccer for several years at the secondary school level in both public and private schools in central Florida. He also served as a school district grant funds administrator and curriculum staff developer, designing and providing training to in-service teachers and principals in curriculum, assessment techniques, and leadership.
Prof. Bauries teaches Civil Procedure, Employment Law, State Constitutional Law, Advanced Torts, and Education Law. His professional and academic interests include judicial decision making, federal and state constitutional law, employment law, and education law.