Professor Porter earned her BA from Yale University and her JD from Harvard University, where she was the Notes editor for the Harvard Women’s Law Journal. She clerked for the Honorable Richard S. Arnold, United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit in Little Rock, AR. She practiced with the law firm of Stoel Rivers LLP, Portland, OR, and she was the Project Director for Business Bankruptcy Project Update. Her areas of interest are bankruptcy and consumer law. Professor Porter was Associate Professor of Law from 2005 to 2010, and became Professor of Law in 2011. Prior to joining Iowa Law, Prof. Porter was Associate Professor of Law at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas School of Law; after leaving Iowa Law in 2011, Professor Porter joined the faculty at the University of California - Irvine.