Scott Woodruff, a follower of Christ since his conversion in 1971, earned his juris doctor degree from the University of Virginia in 1980. After working for John Ashcroft, and subsequently a major regional insurance company, Scott came to work for HSLDA in 1998. He is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, and licensed in Virginia and Missouri. He has assisted thousands of home educating families in dealings with social workers, police officers, truant officers, principals, superintendents, and prosecuting attorneys.

He has represented HSLDA members in court, and appeared before many state legislatures to fight against repressive homeschool legislation, or to advocate for better homeschool laws. Scott is a frequent speaker at homeschool conferences and on radio programs across the country. Scott currently handles legal issues for HSLDA members in Virginia, Maryland, Arkansas, New Jersey, Idaho, Maine, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota and Kansas. He also has extensive previous experience dealing with members’ legal issues in Oklahoma, Indiana, Wisconsin, Rhode Island, Colorado, New Hampshire, Vermont, West Virginia, Massachusetts, and Michigan. Scott and his wife, Jane, homeschooled all three of their adult children, and are looking forward to homeschooling their four-year old.