Gloria Musu Scott
Justice Scott was admitted to the practice of law in Liberia as an Attorney in 1986 and became a Counsellor at law of the Supreme Court Bar in 1992. In her legal career, she has served as a Prosecutor, Judge of the Monthly and Probate Court of Montserrado County, Minister of Justice, Commissioner and Ad Hoc Chairman of the Elections Commission of Liberia, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Senator and Chairman of the Constitution Review Committee.
She commenced lecturing as an instructor at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law of the University of Liberia in 1992. Over the years Justice Scott has taught Estate and Trust, Property, Legal Ethics and Insurance.
Justice Scott’s practice of law has also included actions advocating for social change, justice and equal treatment under the law. She initiated the idea and vision that women lawyers could play a special role to advocate for the rights of women, children, and vulnerable persons and in so doing, promote equal rights and fair treatment under the law. She presented this concept and idea to fellow female lawyers practicing law in Liberia during the early 1990’s. In 1994, Justice Scott co-founded the Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia, AFELL, and became the organization’s first president. She also initiated the organization of the Women Legislative Caucus of Liberia during her tenure as a member of the Liberian Senate. This Caucus serves as a platform to ensure the enactment of Legislations and appropriations to ensure a just and nondiscriminatory society.