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Brian Porto

Professor of Law

JD, Indiana University, 1987;
PhD, Miami University, 1979;
BA, University of Rhode Island, 1974

Phone: 802-831-1144


Brian Porto joined the Vermont Law School faculty as assistant professor of law in fall 2007. He currently teaches Appellate Advocacy, Legal Writing, Amateur Sports Law, and Election Law at VLS and serves as Director of the Sports Law Institute. He is a practicing attorney and served as judicial clerk to Associate Justice Denise R. Johnson of the Vermont Supreme Court, Judge William I. Garrard of the Indiana Court of Appeals, and Associate Justice William Johnson of the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Professor Porto has taught political science at Yankton College in South Dakota, at Macalester College in Minnesota, and at Norwich University in Vermont, and numerous courses as an adjunct professor at community colleges throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. His commentaries about legal and social issues in sports regularly appear on Vermont Public Radio, and he has published extensively. His most recent book, The Supreme Court and the NCAA: The Case for Less Commercialism and More Due Process in College Sports, was published in 2012.