Elizabeth Scully

Lecturer in Law

  • B.A. Harvard University, 1993
  • J.D. UC Hastings College of the Law, 1996

Judge Elizabeth Scully teaches Mediation as well as Negotiation Theory and Practice.  She was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court in November 2020.  Prior to taking the bench, she was a founding partner at Jacobson Scully LLP, with a practice devoted to family law (including mediation, litigation, pre- and post-marital agreements and minor’s counsel work), and was certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

Scully received her A.B. in Classics (Latin) magna cum laude from Harvard and her J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. She has taught, presented and written extensively in the areas of Family Law and Mediation.  She and Professor Woody Mosten co-authored the second edition of The Complete Guide to Mediation: How to Effectively Represent Your Clients and Expand Your Family Law Practice (2nd Ed.), ABA Family Law Section (2015) and The Family Lawyer’s Guide to Unbundling Legal Services, ABA Family Law Section (2017). She also contributed a chapter to Building a Successful Collaborative Practice, ABA Family Law Section (2018). Scully was the 2016 Co-Recipient of the Association of Family and Conciliation Court’s Meyer Elkin Essay Award, honoring the best article in Family Court Review, a leading interdisciplinary academic and research journal for family law professionals.