Senior Legal Research and Writing Professor
Elizabeth Frost earned her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was managing editor of the Michigan Journal of Race and Law. Before joining Oregon Law, she practiced with the firm Sidley Austin in both Los Angeles and Chicago, focusing on commercial real estate.
Professor Frost serves as an editor on the Legal Writing Institute’s Journal of Legal Writing. She chairs the Diversity Committee for the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research, as well as ALWD's Publications Committee. She also serves on ALWD’s Scholarship Grants Committee. She recently served on the Program Committee for the 2016 Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, held in Portland, Oregon.
In 2015, Frost organized and hosted the Northwest Legal Writing Conference on the theme Legal Writing and Leadership. She co-chaired the 2012 Western Regional Legal Writing Conference held in Eugene, Oregon. She is a frequent contributor to the Oregon State Bar Bulletin's monthly column, The Legal Writer. Her article, Feedback Distortion: The Shortcomings of Model Answers As Formative Feedback, was published in the Summer 2016 issue of the Journal of Legal Education. Her most recent article, Failure Begets Failure, will be published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Stetson Law Review.
In 2016, the University of Oregon recognized Professor Frost’s dedication to teaching and pedagogical innovations by awarding her the Ersted Award for Specialized Pedagogy. In 2018, Professor Frost was awarded ALWD’s Outstanding Service Award. She is currently serving as the University of Oregon School of Law’s Galen Fellow. As the Galen Fellow, she is conducting research and leading classes to develop students’ legal reading and writing skills.