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Karen Porter

Karen Porter

Arthur Pinto & Stephen Bohlen Associate Dean for Inclusion and Diversity and Associate Professor of Clinical Law

(718) 780-7559
B.A., Yale College
M.S. New York University
J.D., Yale Law School
Areas of Expertise
AIDS Policy
Law and Medicine
Public Health Law


In 2020, Professor Karen Porter was appointed the inaugural Arthur Pinto & Stephen Bohlen Associate Dean for Inclusion and Diversity. In this newly created role, Professor Porter is leading the Law School’s efforts to create and support an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of the community, and promoting opportunities for both students and alumni.

In addition, she is the executive director of Brooklyn Law School's Center for Health, Science, and Public Policy and director of the Health Law Externship. She has taught courses at Washington University Law School on law and medicine, and AIDS and the law, and she has authored numerous publications related to AIDS policy.

Prior to teaching, Professor Porter held a post-doctoral fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center/The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine. Her background also includes work as a senior policy analyst and staff counsel to the National Commission on AIDS.