Elizabeth Frost

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  • Title: Senior Legal Research and Writing Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-5135
  • Office: 330E Knight Law Center
  • Departments: Law, Law-JD
  • Curriculum Vitae


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 the assistant editor-in-chief of the Legal Writing Institute’s Journal of Legal Writing. She also serves 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 is currently serving on the Dean’s Faculty Advisory Council and 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.