C. Scott Omo
Finance Chair and Professor
"The legal environment is constantly evolving and any good attorney must learn to adapt. The fresh perspectives from students with no business or legal background always show me a new way to look at the issues."
- ML in Taxation – Southern Methodist University
- JD – Texas A&M School of Law
- BS in Economics – Texas A&M University
- Becoming Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- Successfully defend client before the Texas Supreme Court
- Awarded a Certificate of Recognition for trial work while at the United States Attorney's Office
- Provides international tax consultation and compliance throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa
Which class do you teach online?
What do students learn in your classes? What is the expected outcome?
Since my students enrolled in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, I am not trying to turn them into attorneys. My goal is to help them recognize where hidden legal dangers exist in the business world and realize when to seek professional legal counsel.
Why did you start teaching?
I enjoy teaching because it gives me the opportunity to continue learning. The legal environment is constantly evolving, and any good attorney must learn to adapt. The fresh perspectives from students with no business or legal background always show me a new way to look at the issues.
What's the best advice that you could give your students?
Participate constantly. More than half of the final grade in my class is participation, but, also, I have found that students who participate in class discussions tend to do significantly better on the final exam.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
Legal Writing in Plain English by Brian A. Garner.