Stephanie Tang Scott (formerly Stephanie L. Tang)

Title/s:  Director of Online Graduate Programs/Lecturer

Phone: 312-915-6901


CV Link: Tang Scott CV


Before joining Loyola, Stephanie Tang Scott was a Partner at a family law firm in Chicago, where she specialized in all areas of family law. She obtained multiple certifications as a mediator, fellow with Collaborative Divorce Illinois, and a Certified Financial Litigator with the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators. She has extensive experience litigating, mediating, and collaborating on high-conflict divorce and parentage cases. In 2019, Professor Scott was recognized as “Young Lawyer of the Year” by the Illinois State Bar Association. Additionally, while in private practice, she received multiple accolades in family law, including being selected as a Rising Star attorney by Illinois Super Lawyers, an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, and receiving the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for outstanding client reviews.

Professor Scott graduated from University of Illinois College of Law, Magna Cum Laude with pro bono notation. While in school, she received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Family Law, the HNBA Internal Moot Court Competition, and Regulations of Financial Institutions. Professor Scott also received the Marguerite L. Rickert Award for Excellence in both Legal Writing and Service as one of the top eight students in her graduating class in both areas.

Outside of her private practice, Professor Scott has engaged in extensive pro bono service to low-income communities. In 2017, she was selected among over 2,300 volunteer attorneys to receive the Distinguished Service Award for outstanding pro bono services by the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Chicago’s first and pre-eminent legal aid organization. In addition, Professor Scott is an active member of the Center for Disability and Elder Law’s Young Professionals Board and Pro Bono Network’s Advisory Council.


JD, Magna Cum Laude, University of Illinois College of Law

BA, Departmental Honors in Legal Studies, Northwestern University

Program Areas

Family Law

Health Law

Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management

Courses Taught

Introduction to Legal Study

Introduction to Legal Research

Fundamentals of Legal Writing

MJ/LLM Thesis Project

MJ Capstone Project

Selected Publications

I Do Solemnly Sponsor (with Russell D. Knight), 109(9) Bar J. (Sept. 2021), available at https://www.isba.org/ibj/2021/09/idosolemnlysponsor.

The Spike in Silver Splitters: Examining Special Considerations for Graying Divorces, 28 Elder L.J. 39 (2020). Link: https://theelderlawjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Tang.pdf.

2017-2018 Survey of Illinois Law: Family Law, 43(4) SIU L.J. 845 (2019). Link: https://law.siu.edu/_common/documents/law-journal/articles%20-%202019/summer-2019/10%20-%20Tang%20jr%208%202.pdf.

Is Cryptocurrency the New Swiss Bank Account? (with Janice Boback), 107(5) Bar J. 18 (May 2019). Link: https://www.isba.org/ibj/2019/05/iscryptocurrencythenewswissbankacco

Arguing Affidavits of Support, 105(8) Bar J. 17 (Aug. 2017). Link: https://www.isba.org/ibj/2017/08/arguingaffidavitssupport

Stress-Free Divorce Volume 02: Conversations with Leading Divorce Professionals, Chapter, Remarkable Press (2017). Link: https://kogutwilson.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Stress-Free-Divorce-chapter.pdf

Increasing the Role of Agency Deference in Curbing Online Banking Fraud, 91(2) D. L. Rev. 329 (2016). Link: https://commons.und.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1109&context=ndlr

When “Yes” Might Mean “No”: Standardizing State Criteria to Evaluate the Capacity to Consent to Sexual Activity for Elderly with Neurocognitive Disorders, 22(2) Elder L.J. 449 (2015). Link: http://publish.illinois.edu/elderlawjournal/files/2015/03/Tang.pdf