Scott Boykin

Dr. Scott A. Boykin

Professor of Political Science

School of Liberal Arts
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Before joining Georgia Gwinnett College, Dr. Boykin practiced law in Alabama and Texas and served as a judicial clerk to Judge Patrick E. Higginbotham on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Boykin has published research in political theory, constitutional political economy and constitutional law.

Boykin also serves as moot court coach and pre-law advisor.


  • Doctorate – political science – Tulane University
  • J.D., summa cum laude – University of Alabama School of Law
  • Master's – theology – Spring Hill College

Academic Interests

  • Contemporary political philosophy
  • American constitutional law
  • Classical liberalism
  • Theories of rights
  • Legal theory
  • Constitutional political economy


Selected Publications


  • Outstanding Student Mentoring Award, 2016–2017
  • Member, Order of the Coif
  • Recipient, Hayek Fund for Scholars grant, the Institute for Humane Studies, 2012

Professional Affiliations

  • American Political Science Association
  • Alabama State Bar