Darby Kerrigan Scott

Darby Kerrigan Scott

Darby Kerrigan Scott

Clinical Professor
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Advocacy Center, Room A010K
Phone: 850.645.7891
Fax: 850.644.5487


J.D., Florida State University, 2007
B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2004

Professor Scott is a clinical professor at the College of Law. She previously served as executive director of the Legal Aid Foundation of Tallahassee, managing all programs, staff and development; as program director of the FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, concentrating on immigration and human trafficking matters; as an associate with Hopping Green & Sams, P.A., focusing in the areas of appeals and special taxing districts; and as a senior law clerk to the Honorable Robert T. Benton, II, of Florida’s First District Court of Appeal. 

Professor Scott graduated from FSU College of Law in 2007 with high honors, earning a Certificate in International Law with high honors and admission into Order of the Coif. She currently serves as a commissioner on the Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, where she chaired the Policy Committee from 2016-17. She previously served on the board of directors of PACE Center for Girls (Leon County) as secretary, on the board of directors of the Young Lawyers Section of the Tallahassee Bar Association as president, and on the board of directors of the Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center (STAC). She is a proud member of Leadership Tallahassee Class 33. She is the recipient of the 2016 Thomas M. Ervin, Jr. Distinguished Young Lawyer Award and the 2016 Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency Chapter 2 Judicial Distinguished Service Award, and was recognized on the Florida TrendLegal Elite list in the area of Government/Non-Profit attorneys in 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020.