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James Scott Leary
J. Scott
Adjunct Faculty, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Teaching at Cairn since 2015

J. Scott Leary


  • MA in Law, Regent University
  • BSW, Cairn University


Professor Leary works as a Senior Probation Officer with a New Jersey Judiciary. He graduated from Cairn University in 2002 with a BSW, and later completed the new MA in Law program from Regent University School of Law in 2019. Professor Leary has a passion for serving those struggling with addiction and caught in the justice system, and for teaching future criminal justice practitioners. Professor Leary is married to his wife Shelly, and together they have a son (Braydon) and a daughter (Corrine).

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Contact Information
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Courses Taught at Cairn:

  • Intro to Criminal Justice
  • Prisons and Prisoners
  • Juvenile Justice


Ministry Affiliations:

  • Ruling Elder at Mercy Hill PCA in Glassboro, NJ

Teaching at Cairn since 2015