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 is the assistant editor-in-chief of Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute (JLWI). She recently served on the Conference Planning Committee for ALWD’s 2021 Biennial Conference and on ALWD’s Scholarship Grants Committee.
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. Her article, Feedback Distortion: The Shortcomings of Model Answers As Formative Feedback, was published in the Journal of Legal Education; her more recent article, Failure Begets Failure, was published in the Stetson Law Review. She is a frequent contributor to the Oregon State Bar Bulletin’s Legal Writer column.
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 served as the University of Oregon School of Law's 2019-21 Galen Scholar; in that role, she researched and led classes to develop students' legal reading and writing skills. She is currently serving on the Dean’s Faculty Advisory Council.
Professor Frost was recently awarded the 2021 Orlando J. Hollis Teaching Award, the law school's highest recognition of teaching excellence.