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Scott Sullivan

Harvey A. Peltier, Sr. Associate Professor of Law

Recent Scholarship

During the 2011-12 academic year, Professor Sullivan taught International Law, U.S. Foreign Affairs Law, International Law in U.S. Courts, and International Human Rights and served on the Law Center’s Appointments Committee and Faculty Scholarship Committee. Sullivan presented his scholarship at colloquium talks at George Mason University, Santa Clara University, the University of Oregon, and the University of Arkansas. His work was cited in prestigious journals including the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Connecticut Law Review, George Washington Law Review, and William & Mary Law Review among others. His next piece “Networking Customary Law” will be forthcoming in the University of Kansas Law Review.

Brief Biography

Scott Sullivan joined the LSU Law Center faculty in 2009 after serving as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Texas School of Law from 2006-09.  Professor Sullivan teaches and writes in international law, national security law, and U.S. foreign relations law.  During his time at UT-Austin, Sullivan co-founded the National Security & Human Rights Program and Clinic with Derek Jinks and Kristine Huskey and remains a fellow of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. In 2008, Sullivan joined Priv-War, an EU-commissioned research consortium assessing the impact of the increasing use of private military companies and security companies in armed conflict.

Prior to entering the legal academy, Professor Sullivan practiced law in Chicago and New York at Latham & Watkins LLP and Allen & Overy LLP, where he advised foreign and domestic companies on UN, EU and US sanctions compliance and rose to a leadership role in the Guantanamo Bay litigation. He remains active as a legal adviser in armed conflict detention cases and, most recently, drafted the international law arguments for petitioners in the landmark case of Boumediene v. Bush.

Sullivan received his JD from the University of Chicago and his BA in History from the University of Kansas. He studied at the European University Institute in Italy on a Fulbright Scholarship, where he worked with former ICTY president Antonio Cassese and received an LLM in Comparative, European and International Law.


B.A., 1998, University of Kansas
J.D., 2001, University of Chicago
LL.M, 2002, European University Institute

Contact Info

Office: 328
Phone: 225/578-8701

Additional Info

Paul M. Hebert Law Center   |    1 E. Campus Dr.   |    Louisiana State University   |    Baton Rouge, LA 70803   |   225/578-5292