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Biography

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 editor-in-chief of Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute (JLWI). She served on the Conference Planning Committee for ALWD’s 2019 and 2021 Biennial Conferences and currently co-chairs ALWD’s Scholarship Grants Committee. She has also planned several conferences at Oregon Law. She is currently leading the planning committee for the Western Regional Legal Writing Conference, to be held at Oregon Law in October 2022. 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. 

Professor Frost has been recognized with multiple awards. 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. She is a two-time recipient of the ALWD Outstanding Service Award. Professor Frost was recently awarded the 2021 Orlando J. Hollis Teaching Award, the law school's highest recognition of teaching excellence.

She was selected to serve 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, elected by the law school faculty.