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Ellen Ross Belfer

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Ellen Ross Belfer

Ellen Ross Belfer
Professor of Legal Writing and Lecturer in Law
J.D. 2003, University of Miami School of Law
B.A. 1999, University of Texas

Telephone: 305-284-4345   |   Office: D340
E-mail: ebelfer@law.miami.edu



Ellen Ross Belfer graduated with a B.A. with high honors in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. She then earned her J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 2003.

After law school, Professor Belfer served as a law clerk to the Honorable Peter T. Fay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She also taught Legal Research and Writing as a part-time Instructor at the University of Miami School of Law. In 2004, she joined the litigation department of the Miami office of Hunton & Williams LLP, where her practice focused on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts, including contract disputes, class actions, actions under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), business torts, product liability litigation, and antitrust litigation.

Professor Belfer joined the faculty of the University of Miami School of law in November 2010. She teaches the first-year Legal Communication and Research Skills course as well as an upper-level writing course focusing on discovery in civil litigation.