Faculty & Staff
C. Scott Pryor
Regent University School of Law
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
Phone : 1.757.352.4332
Regent University School of Law: Professor, 1998-Present
Courses Regularly Taught:
Bankruptcy Law - one semester survey of American bankruptcy law including history of debt relief laws; U.S. Constitutional issues; eligibility for bankruptcy relief; identification, priority, and treatment of secured and unsecured claims; personal exemptions; the trustee's avoiding powers; executory contracts and unexpired leases; dischargeability; and reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Contracts - two semester first-year course in the common law of contracts (with comparison to U.S. Sales law) taught in the Socratic style including the topics of offer and acceptance; consideration; remedies; conditions; interpretation of contracts; and third-party claims (privity, third-party beneficiaries, and assignment/delegation).
International Business Transactions - one semester survey of legal issues that commonly arise in international sales transactions including conflicts of law and choice of law provisions; alternative sources for substantive law (U.S. Sales law, CISG, and UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts); international arbitration; bills of lading; letters of credit; tariffs and non-tariff import barriers; subsidies and countertrade; and licensing and protection of intellectual property.
International Comparative Law - one semester survey of the common law and civil law traditions as they come into expression in the areas of constitutional structures, legal education, legal systems, and selected topics of substantive private law, emphasizing the United Kingdom, German, and French legal systems.
Sales Law - one semester in-depth treatment of U.S. Sales and Leasing law (UCC Articles 2 and 2A as well as the CISG) including formation, terms (express and implied), remedies, and treatment third-party claims (privity).
Secured Transactions - one semester in-depth treatment of the U.S. law of secured transactions in personal property (UCC Article 9) addressing topics of coverage, attachment, perfection, and priority with attention to the intersection with real estate law and the federal tax lien statute.
Services and Honors:
- Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach at the National Law University in Jodhpur, India in the spring of 2009
- Director, Regent University Law School Summer Program in International Human Rights, Strasbourg, France (2008 and 2005)
- Visiting Professor, Handong International Law School, Pohang, South Korea (2006)
- Visiting Professor of Law, Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh, NC 2009-2010
Scholarly and Professional Publications:
C. Scott Pryor, A Fable of Financial Contracts: A Guide for the Perplexed, 32 Amer. Bankr. Inst. J. 26 (2013).
C. Scott Pryor & Jeremy L. Pryor, Ambiguity Often Results When Concision Trumps Clarity: Royal Indemnity v. Tyco Fire, 38 VBA NEWS JOURNAL 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, Clear Rules Still Produce Fuzzy Results: Impossibility in Indian Contract Law, 27 Ariz. J. Internat’l & Comp. L. 1 (2010).
C. Scott Pryor, Review of Justice: Rights and Wrongs, in The Christian Lawyer, Fall 2009, at 10.
C. Scott Pryor, The Missing Piece of the Puzzle: Perspectives on the Wage Priority in Bankruptcy, 16 Amer. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 121 (2008)
C. Scott Pryor, God’s Bridle: John Calvin’s Application of Natural Law, 22 J. Law & Relig. 225 (2006-2007)
C. Scott Pryor, Consideration: A Biblical-Theological Analysis, 18 Regent Univ. L. Rev. 1 (2005)
C. Scott Pryor, “May It Please The Court:” If I Had Been at Oral Argument in Rousey v. Jacoway (Part 2), 24 Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 18 (March 2005)
C. Scott Pryor, “May It Please The Court:” Answers to Questions Not Raised in Rousey v. Jacoway (Part 1), 24 Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 24 (February 2005)
C. Scott Pryor and Glenn M. Hoshauer, Puritanism and the Law of Contracts, 11 Tex. Wes. L. Rev. 291 (2005)
C. Scott Pryor, Rock, Scissors, Paper: ERISA, The Bankruptcy Code and State Exemption Laws for Individual Retirement Accounts, 77 Amer. Bankr. L. J. 65 (2003)
C. Scott Pryor, 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)
C. Scott Pryor, Mission Possible: A Paradigm For Analysis of Contractual Impossibility at Regent University, 74 St. John’s Univ. L. Rev. 691 (2001)
C. Scott Pryor, Revised Uniform Commercial Code Article 9: Impact in Bankruptcy, 7 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 465 (1999)
C. Scott Pryor, 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)
C. Scott Pryor, Tension Between the Trustee and the Tithe: Is P.L. 105-183 Absolution?, XXII Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 10 (December/January 1999)
C. Scott Pryor, Contractual Good Faith: Variations on the Theme of Expectations, Fla. Bar J. 20 (January 1998)
Selected Professional Presentations and Papers:
“Selected Ethical Issues Under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005” presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association (January 2007)
“2005 Case Law Update: Virginia, Fourth Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court” presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association (January 2006)
Amicus Brief for United States Supreme Court in Marshall v. Marshall (November 2005)
“Christian Approaches to Private Law” presented at the 2005 conference jointly sponsored by The Law Professors’ Christian Fellowship, The Journal of Catholic Social Thought, and The Lumen Christi Institute (January 2005)
“The Puritan Revolution and the Law of Contracts” presented at the 2004 conference in Gloucester, England, sponsored by the Texas Wesleyan Law Review on the topic of The Common Law of Contracts as a World Force in Two Ages of Revolution (June 2004)
“Current Issues Under Revised Article 9” presented at the 2003 Winter Leadership Conference of the American Bankruptcy Institute (December 2003)
“Has the 800 Lb. Gorilla Lost Some Weight, or, How the New Article 9 Affects Our Ability to Strong-Arm Creditors” presented at the 2001 National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees Annual Convention (September 2001)
“The Revisions to Article 9 of the UCC and Their Impact on Bankruptcy Practice” at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Virginia State Bar (June 2000)
Provide occasional legal services in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency law.
Zimmerman, Shuffield, Kiser & Sutcliffe, Orlando, Florida, Of Counsel, 1996-1999
Provided legal advocacy and consulting services to the firm and its clients in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency law as well as commercial lending transactions.
Howard. Solochek & Weber, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Shareholder, 1988-1995
Provided high level legal services to lenders in negotiating sophisticated asset-based lending transactions, to unsecured creditors in proceedings under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, and to corporate debtors in Chapter 11 reorganizations. Supervised associate attorneys and participated in firm management.
Howard, Peterman, Eisenberg, Solochek & Nashban, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Associate Attorney, 1983-1988
Provided legal services to lenders and unsecured creditors under the supervision of more senior counsel including drafting, negotiating, and litigating matters in state and federal courts.
Doyle, Mahoney & Lyons, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Associate Attorney, 1980-1983
Provided general legal services to individual and businesses under supervision of senior counsel.
Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin College of Law, Madison, Wisconsin, 1980
Master of Arts, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida, 1997
Bachelor of Arts, Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa, 1976
Member of The Florida Bar
Member of the Wisconsin Bar Association
Member of the American Bar Association
Member of the American Bankruptcy Institute
Member of the Christian Legal Society