Francie Scott (JD ’04) has article published in NALP’s February bulletin

Photo of Francie Scott (JD '04), assistant director of Career and Professional Development at the Wake Forest School of Law, outside the Worrell Professional Center

Francie Scott (JD '04)

Francie Scott (JD ’04), assistant director of the Office of Career & Professional Development, has authored an article in the NALP February bulletin.

In her role as the OCPD’s associate director, Scott counsels students on all aspects of professional development and career planning.  She helped create the curriculum and implement the law school’s mandatory 1L Professional Development course, covering career development, job search skills, and professionalism. She currently serves as the Director of Professional Development, where she maintains primary oversight for the course syllabus and teaching.

The article, published in the February 2017 NALP Bulletin, is entitled “Habit Forming: Self-Care as an Essential Element of Professional Development” and discusses incorporating self-care into professional development training.

Scott is a 2004 cum laude graduate of Wake Forest School of Law and graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Philosophy and French. Following law school, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Samuel G. Wilson, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.  She practiced labor and employment law for several years with an international law firm based in Richmond, Virginia.  In 2008 she left the practice of law to obtain a Master’s in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her concentration was in nonprofit management.  Before attending law school, she served in the Peace Corps in Zimbabwe.  She has authored a treatise chapter on U.S. employment law and published multiple NALP Bulletin articles addressing issues of student professional development.  She has served as president of the Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association and is active in many NALP groups, including the Law Student Professional Development section.