P. Scott Neville

2007 Distinguished Alumni Awards

P. Scott Neville - 2007 Distinguished Law Alumni Award

Scott Neville, J.D. '73, judge on the First District Appellate Court in Illinois, clerked for First District Appellate Court Judge Glenn T. Johnson, becoming the first African-American lawyer to clerk for appellate judge in Cook County. 

In 1977, Neville, entered private practice, handling plaintiff and defense matters.  He was involved in some high-profile civil rights cases, including the 1992 federal class-action suite that sought to remap Chicago voting wards. Since 1993, he has been an instructor at the University of Chicago Law School.

As a past president of the Cook County Bar Association, Neville was instrumental in creating and nurturing the Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Evaluation, a coalition dedicated to promoting diversity, equality, and fairness in judicial evaluations.