Scott Backus

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  • Adjunct Professor


B.S., St. John’s University, 1985

M.A.T., University of Alaska, 1990

Ed.S., George Washington University, 2001

J.D., with Highest Honors, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2008



Professor Backus graduated with honors from OU College of Law in 2008, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Oklahoma Law Review.  He served as a term law clerk to the Honorable Joe Heaton, U.S. District Court Judge, Western District of Oklahoma before joining the firm of Dow Lohnes as an associate in their IP and complex commercial litigation groups.  Having previously taught Patent Law at the College of Law, Professor Backus rejoined the staff in 2015 as an academic advisor and also taught bar preparation courses.  In 2017, he returned to the staff of Judge Heaton where he serves as a career law clerk.

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Courses Taught


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution 5520
  • Bar Exam Preparation 6422
  • Patents 6100

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