Professor Porto has taught political science at Yankton College in South Dakota, at Macalester College in Minnesota, and at Norwich University in Vermont, and numerous courses as an adjunct professor at community colleges throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. His commentaries about legal and social issues in sports on Vermont Public Radio, and he has published extensively. His most recent book, The Supreme Court and the NCAA: The Case for Less Commercialism and More Due Process in College Sports, was published in 2012.
"Judge in Landmark O'Bannon Case Put the NCAA's Amateur Myth to Rest," Legal Issues in College Athletics, v. 19, no. 6 (April 2018): 4-5 (with coauthor Allen Sack).
"Neither Employees Nor Indentured Servants: A New Amateurism for a New Millennium in College Sports," Marquette Sports Law Review, v. 26, no. 2 (2016): 301-330.
Can the NCAA Enforcement Process Protect Children From Abuse in the Wake of the Sandusky Scandal?, 22 Widener Law Journal 555 (2013).
You'll Never Work (or Play) Here Again: A Lingering Question in Titles IX Retaliation Claims by Coaches and Athletes After Jackson v. Birmingham Board of Education 22 Marquette Sports Law Review - (Spring 2012).
New Hampshire’s New Statute of Limitations for Child Sexual Assault: Is it Constitutional and Is it Good Public Policy? 26 New England Law Review (Fall 1991), 141-172.
Porto, Brian L. (2015) "The NCAA's Restitution Rule: Bulwark Against Cheating or Barrier to Appropriate Legal Remedies?," Roger Williams University Law Review: Vol. 20: Iss. 2, Article 6.
New Rules for an Old Game: Recent Changes to the NCAA Enforcement Process and Some Suggestions for the Future, 92 Oregon Law Review 1051 (2014)
What Recruiters Don't Tell Athletes and Athletes Don't Think to Ask: A Critique of the NCAA's Nonacademic Eligibility Rules, 13 Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal 240 (2014).
Town Meetings, Tight Budgets, and Frugal Yankees: Explaining the Campaign-Finance Jurisprudence of Justice David Souter, 37 Vermont Law Review 309 (2012).
A New Season: Using Title IX to Reform College Sports (Praeger 2003)
The Supreme Court and the NCAA: The Case for Less Commercialism and More Due Process in College Sports, The University of Michigan Press, 2012
May It Please the Court: Judicial Processes and Politics in America, 2d ed., Taylor and Francis Group, 2008).
The Craft of Legal Reasoning (Harcourt Brace, 1998).
Testimony before Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Regarding a Limited Antitrust Exemption for College Sports, Washington, DC, May 19, 2015.
Moderator of Panel Discussion on "The Future of College Sports", South Royalton, VT, March 2015
Moderator of Panel Discussion on "Legal Issues in School Sports", South Royalton, VT, March 2013
Masters of Pervasion: Rhetorical Techniques of the Supreme Court's Best Writers, New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers, South Royalton, VT September 12, 2014
Moderator of Panel Discussion on "Climate Change and Winter Sports", South Royalton, VT, March 2014
Presenter, "Still Useful After All of These Years: The role of Client Advice Letters in Producing Practice Ready Lawyers", New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers Annual Conference, Concord, NH, December 2011
Moderator of panel discussion on "Program Models in Legal Writing and Research: Burdens, Benefits, Limitations," New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers Regional Conference, South Royalton, VT, December 2007.
Guest speaker, "Reform or Revolution? Assessing Proposals and Prospects for Change in College Sports," The Summit on Sports Reform, Lake George, NY, November 2003.
"What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been: Title IX and the Legal Battle for Gender Equity in College Sports," Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, September 3-6, 1998.
Awards & Accomplishments
Other Accomplishments or Activities
Chair, Publications Committee, Vermont Bar Association, Montpelier, VT, 1997-1999.
Deputy Director, Sports Law Institute, Vermont Law School, 2011 - current.
Member, Indiana Bar Association.
Member, American Political Science Association.
Member, Legal Writing Institute.
Member, Vermont Bar Association.
Member, American Bar Association.
Member, The Drake Group (formally National Alliance for College Athletics Reform). Elected to Executive Committee, July 2012.