University of Portland

Lisa Reed JD

Pamplin School of Business, Associate Dean, Associate Professor

Pamplin School of Business, Distinguished Professor in Business Law

Lisa Reed JD



Franz Hall 425

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Lisa J. Reed, J.D., is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean of the Pamplin School of Business. Professor Reed earned her law degree from Duke University Law School and practiced law in Greensboro, North Carolina, specializing in general business and estate planning. At the University of Portland, she has taught business law in the graduate and undergraduate programs, leadership skills and global entrepreneurship in the undergraduate program, and corporate social responsibility at the graduate level. She has also taught business law at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and legal writing and analysis at Wake Forest Law School in Winston Salem, North Carolina, and the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon. Professor Reed has also conducted a graduate seminar at Escuelo de Negocios in Madrid, Spain, titled, “Legal Issues Affecting Entrepreneurial Activities in the U.S. by E.U. Citizens.” Professor Reed’s primary areas of research interest are employment law and social responsibility.


  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Duke University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Univ Oklahoma