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Professor Scott R. Bauries is the Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs 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.


  • Civil Procedure
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Education Law
  • Higher Education Law
  • State Constitutional Law
  • Federal Constitutional Law
  • Business Torts
  • Dignitary Torts


  • Law 917 Economic and Dignitary Torts
  • Law 911 Education Law
  • Law 912 Employment Law
  • Law 828 Statutory Civil Rights
  • Law 817 Civil Procedure II
  • Law 829 State Constitutional Law
Books & Book Chapters
  • Scott R. Bauries, State Constitutional Provisions Prohibiting Aid to Religious Institutions, in Law, Religion, and Education (Charles Russo, ed., forthcoming 2016).
  • Gerald F. Hess, Theresa M. Beiner & Scott R. Bauries, Civil Procedure: A Context and Practice Casebook (2015).
  • Scott R. Bauries & Joseph C. Beckham, Liability for Negligence Involving Colleges and Students, in Contemporary Issues in Higher Education Law (Richard Fossey & Suzanne Eckes, eds., 3d ed. 2015).
  • Scott R. Bauries, Counterpoint: Do State Constitutional Provisions Concerning Education Establish a Judicially Enforceable Standard? in Debating Issues in American Education, Volume 6: School Finance (William E. Thro, vol. ed., Charles J. Russo & Allan G. Osborne, Jr., ser. eds. 2012).
  • Scott R. Bauries, Counterpoint: Should the Federal Government Condition Federal Funds for School Districts on the Implementation of Mandatory Curricula? in Debating Issues in American Education, Volume 6: School Finance (William E. Thro, vol. ed., Charles J. Russo & Allan G. Osborne, Jr., ser. eds. 2012). 
Scholarly Articles

Scott R. Bauries's scholarship can be downloaded from his SelectedWorks page.

  • Scott R. Bauries, A Benign Prior Restraint Rule for Public School Classroom Speech, 2 Educ. L. & Pol'y Rev. 88 (2015).
  • Scott R. Bauries, A Common Law Constitutionalism for the Right to Education, 48 Ga. L. Rev. 949 (2014).
  • Scott R. Bauries, Individual Academic Freedom: An Ordinary Concern of the First Amendment, 83 Miss. L.J. 677 (2014).
  • Scott R. Bauries, Procedural Predictability and the Employer as Litigator: The Supreme Court’s 2012-2013 Term, 52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 497 (2014).
  • Scott R. Bauries, "Testing" Fuller’s Forms and Limits: A Brief Response to Oldfather, Bockhorst, & Dimmer, 64 Fl. L. Rev. Forum 59 (2012).
  • Scott R. Bauries, American School Finance Litigation and the Right to Education in South Africa, 27 S. African P. L. 409 (2012).
  • Scott R. Bauries, The Education Duty, 47 Wake Forest L. Rev. 705 (2012).
  • Scott R. Bauries & Patrick Schach, Coloring Outside the Lines: Garcetti v. Ceballos in the Federal Appellate Courts, 262 Educ. L. Rep. 357 (2011).  
  • Scott R. Bauries, State Constitutions and Individual Rights: Conceptual Convergence in School Finance Litigation, 18 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 301 (2011).
  • Scott R. Bauries, State Constitutional Design and Education Reform: Process Specification in Louisiana, 40 J.L. & Educ. 1 (2011).
  • Scott R. Bauries, Is There an Elephant in the Room?: Judicial Review of Educational Adequacy and the Separation of Powers in State Constitutions, 61 Ala. L. Rev. 701 (2010).
  • Scott R. Bauries, Forward, Rights, Remedies, and Rose, 98 Ky. L.J. 703 (2010).
  • Scott R. Bauries, Florida’s Past and Future Roles in Education Finance Reform Litigation, 32 J. Educ. Fin. 89 (2006).
  • Scott R. Bauries & R. Craig Wood, Commentary, Rights Without Remedies: The Consequences of Tennessee v. Lane for Disabled State University Students, 195 Ed. L. Rep. 697 (2005). 
  • Brief of Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioner, Lane v. Franks, 134 S.Ct. 236 (2014) (No. 13-483).

  • Brief of Education Law and Education Measurement Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellants, Cook v. Bennett, 792 F.3d 1294 (2015) (No. 14-12506).

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