Portia Pedro

Portia Pedro is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale. Her research focuses on civil procedure's long-accepted, but relatively unexamined, practices. Employing behavioral science research, Portia queries whether existing procedural regimes may generate harmful outcomes that thwart procedural purposes. 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.

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.

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