Portia Pedro is an Associate Professor at Boston University School of Law where the courses that she teaches include civil procedure, remedies, and evidence.  Her published works are available here.  Portia holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in International Development Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.  During law school, she served as Treasurer and Vice President of the Harvard Law Review.

Portia is completing her Ph.D. in Law at Yale Law School with a research focus in civil procedure. Prior to her doctoral studies, Portia served as a clerk to the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., of the Third Circuit.  As a member of the New York State Bar, she practiced at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP as a litigation associate in New York, and she practiced as a John J. Gibbons Fellow in Public Interest and Constitutional Law at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, New Jersey.