Scott F. Norberg
Professor of Law
B.A., University of North Carolina
J.D., University of North Carolina
Professor Norberg has over 16 years of experience as a law school professor and administrator. Before coming to FIU, he taught at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Mississippi College Law School, where he also served for three years as associate dean for academic affairs. Professor Norberg was the founding Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the FIU College of Law, serving from 2001-2005, in which position he was primarily responsible for development of the academic program and ABA accreditation matters. The recipient of three teaching awards, Professor Norberg teaches in the areas of contract, commercial and bankruptcy law. He has published numerous articles, including a multi-district empirical study of the Chapter 13 bankruptcy system, which was funded by grants from the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and the American Bankruptcy Institute.
His articles have been frequently cited by commentators and courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Professor Norberg has been a frequent speaker at legal education programs for lawyers and judges, including workshops for bankruptcy judges sponsored by the Federal Judical Center. He also regularly serves as a member or chair of American Bar Association site inspection teams reviewing law schools for ABA approval. Professor Norberg practiced commercial litigation for six years in Atlanta, Georgia before entering the academy. He obtained both his B.A. (in English) and his J.D. (with honors) at the University of North Carolina. As an undergraduate he was elected Student Body President and received the University’s highest award for leadership and service. His law school honors include the North Carolina Law Review and Order of the Coif.