Angi Porter is a Research Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center.

She researches “Africana Legal Studies,” an extension of Africana Studies to the discipline of law. Africana Legal Studies centers (continental and diasporic) African ways of knowing “law” and how those ways of knowing persisted despite the imposition of Western law on African people achieved through enslavement, colonialism, and other forms of oppression. Professor Porter has a J.D. from Howard University School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Howard Law Journal.

From 2018 to 2021, Professor Porter worked as an investigator of discrimination and sexual misconduct at the University of Minnesota and also served as an Adjunct Professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where she taught a course on negotiation and contract drafting. Before that, she practiced at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Minneapolis for several years, where her practice centered on civil commercial litigation before federal and state courts and included work on health litigation, defamation, breach of contract, death penalty, asylum, housing, and criminal misdemeanor cases. Previously, she was federal judicial law clerk for (then) Chief Judge Michael J. Davis of U.S. District Court of the District of Minnesota.

Professor Porter earned her B.A. with high honors from Howard University, where she studied Communications and Africana Studies. She is former Vice President of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, and she currently serves as Managing Editor of the Compass journal of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations.