Elizabeth Lenhart

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Elizabeth Lenhart

Professor of Practice, College of Law

411 College of Law Building


Areas of Interest: Civil Procedure and Pre-trial Litigation


Professor Betsy Lenhart brings over twenty years of combined experience teaching and practicing in areas related to Civil Litigation.  As a former litigator at the Cincinnati law firm of Frost Brown Todd, Professor Lenhart gained significant practical experience in federal and state courts regarding all aspects of commercial litigation, including antitrust, business torts, unfair competition, shareholder derivative suites, and class action litigation.  She was named an Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star during her time as a litigator at Frost Brown Todd.

Joining the College of Law faculty in 2009, Professor Lenhart has taught Civil Procedure I and II, Pre-trial Litigation, and Advocacy.  She has won the Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching five times, as well as the College of Law Faculty Excellence Award.  Professor Lenhart has continued to be active with the federal and state courts, serving on the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure from 2017-2021 (Civil and Appellate Rules Sub-Committees), regularly presenting at the Ohio Judicial College, and speaking on various topics for the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio: Federal Judge’s Annual Retreat.  


JD, University of Cincinnati

ABD, Indiana University

MA, Indiana University

BA, Miami University


Courses Taught

  • Civil Procedure I and II
  • Pre-trial Litigation
  • Remedies
  • Advocacy


  • 2023 Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2019 Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2018 College of Law Award for Faculty Excellence
  • 2016 Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2014 Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2011 Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching