Professor C. Scott Pryor

Professor Scott Pryor
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JD, University of Wisconsin
M.A., Reformed Theological Seminary
B.A., Dordt College


Combining his undergraduate studies in philosophy, graduate work in theology, and 15 years of commercial law practice, Professor Pryor teaches first-year Contracts and upper-level courses on the Uniform Commercial Code and Bankruptcy. His published scholarship focuses on the details, history, and moral-political justification for the laws of the courses he teaches.

Professor Pryor has been a visiting professor at other universities in the United States and overseas and brings his comparative perspective on law to the classroom. He has also served as 2013 Resident Scholar of the American Bankruptcy Institute, where he worked closely with judges and leading members of the practicing bankruptcy bar.


Contracts, Secured Transactions, Sales, International Business Transactions, Bankruptcy

Journal Articles and Notes

Municipal Bankruptcy: When doing Less Is Doing Best, 88 Amer. Bankr. L.J. 85 (2014).

C. Scott Pryor, A Fable of Financial Contracts: A Guide for the Perplexed, 32 Amer. Bankr. Inst. J. 26 (2013).

C. Scott Pryor, The Law of Contracts: A Place to Start, 1 J. Christian Leg. Thought 7 (Winter 2011) (online issue).

C. Scott Pryor & Jeremy L. Pryor, Ambiguity Often Results When Concision Trumps Clarity: Royal Indemnity v. Tyco Fire, 38 VBA News J. 22 (Summer 2011).

C. Scott Pryor, Looking for Bedrock: Accounting for Human Rights in Classical Liberalism, Modern Secularism, and the Christian Tradition, 33 Camp. L. Rev. 609 (2011).

C. Scott Pryor, Review of Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms: A Study in the Development of Reformed Social Thought, 26 J. L. & Relig. 695 (2010-2011).

Clear Rules Still Produce Fuzzy Results: Impossibility in Indian Contract Law, 27 Ariz. J. Internat’l & Comp. L. 1 (2010).

Review of Justice: Rights and Wrongs, in The Christian Lawyer, Fall 2009, at 10.

Principled Pluralism and Contract Remedies, 40 McGeorge L. Rev. 723 (2009).

The Missing Piece of the Puzzle: Perspectives on the Wage Priority in Bankruptcy, 16 Amer. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 121 (2008).

God's Bridle: John Calvin's Application of Natural Law, 22 J. Law & Relig. 225 (2006-2007).

Consideration: A Biblical-Theological Analysis, 18 Regent Univ. L. Rev.1 (2005).

The Puritan Revolution and the Law of Contracts, 11 Tex. Wes. L. Rev. 291 (2005).

Rock, Scissors, Paper: ERISA, The Bankruptcy Code and State Exemption Laws for Individual Retirement Accounts, 77 Amer. Bankr. L. J. 65 (2003)

Mission Possible: A Paradigm for Analysis of Contractual Impossibility at Regent University, 74 St. John's Univ. L. Rev. 691 (2001).

How Revised Article 9 Will Turn the Trustee's Strong Arm into a Weak Finger: A Potpourri of Cases, 9 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 229 (2001).

Secured Transactions and Personal Exemptions Part 4: On 2 Corinthians 8: 12-15, IIIM Magazine Online, Volume 3, Number 42, (October 15-21, 2001).

Secured Transactions and Personal Exemptions Part 3: On Habakkuk 2:6-7; Job 22:6; 24:3, 9, IIIM Magazine Online, Volume 3, Number 41, (October 8-14, 2001).

Secured Transactions and Personal Exemptions Part 2: On Amos 2:8; Ezekiel 18:14-16; Proverbs 20:16; 22:26-27, IIIM Magazine Online, Volume 3, Number 39, (September 24-30, 2001).

A Biblical Justification for Exemption of Laws: Deuteronomy 24 and Ezekiel 18, IIIM Magazine Online, Volume 3, Number 36, (September 3-9, 2001).

Law in Action in the Old Testament: Zelophehad's Daughters (Numbers 27:1-11), IIIM Magazine Online, Volume 3, Number 30, (July 23-29, 2001).

Revised Uniform Commercial Code Article 9: Impact in Bankruptcy, 7 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 465 (1999).

Tension Between the Trustee and the Tithe: Is P.L. 105-183 Absolution?, 17 Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 10 (1999).

The Interaction Between the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and the Bankruptcy Code: Another Trap for the Unwary, 7 Cal. Bankr. Court Rptr. 14 (July 1999).

Contractual Good Faith: Variations on the Theme of Expectations, 20 Fla. B. J. (Jan. 1998).

Integrating Faith and Teaching in the Law of Contracts