Professor Elizabeth G. Porter joined the law school faculty in 2010 as a visiting assistant professor and became a tenure-track faculty member in 2012. She teaches torts and advanced civil procedure.
Professor Porter earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was awarded the James A. Elkins Prize in Civil Procedure. She was a Kent Scholar, a Stone Scholar, and the articles editor of the Columbia Law Review. Professor Porter also received an M.A. in Slavic Languages & Literatures from the Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Before attending Columbia, Professor Porter earned a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Brown University and a Master's in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She taught high school English and Drama at the American School of Warsaw in Warsaw, Poland.
She served as a judicial extern on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the Chambers of the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor. Following law school, Professor Porter clerked for Judge Sidney R. Thomas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court. After her clerkships, Professor Porter worked at Jenner & Block in Washington, D.C. where she specialized in appellate practice. Professor Porter then served as a Scholar in Residence and Visiting Professor at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, in Washington, D.C. She taught Torts and Criminal Procedure, and an intensive constitutional law course in the American Law Program at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.