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Nicole Buonocore Porter


University of Toledo College of Law

Nicole Buonocore Porter joined the College of Law faculty in 2007 and was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2010-2012. Prior to Toledo, she was an Assistant Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law, and she was a Visiting Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2012-13. Professor Porter earned her JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Editor in Chief of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. After law school, Porter was in-house counsel for a manufacturing company and practiced employment law in a large law firm in Detroit. She also clerked for the Honorable James L. Ryan, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Professor Porter teaches Employment Discrimination, Disability Law, Higher Education, Criminal Law, Contracts, and Feminist Legal Theory. She is a member and on the Executive Committee of the Labor Law Group, an invitation-only organization of law professors dedicated to producing quality scholarship and teaching materials on labor and employment law. She is a nationally-known expert in Disability Law and her research interests focus on the employment rights of women and individuals with disabilities. She has recently become involved with a group of legal scholars ( who are focused on exploring the legal dimensions of the #MeToo movement.