Rafael A. Porrata-Doria

Professor of Law

Professor Porrata-Doria graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974 and received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1977. He also holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, Professor Porrata-Doria practiced law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Miami, Florida.

Professor Porrata-Doria joined the Temple faculty in 1983 as a Visiting Assistant Professor. He became an Associate Professor in 1988 and was promoted to Professor in 1992. His courses include Business Associations, Securities Regulation, International Commercial Transactions, Comparative Law, Contracts, Contract Remedies, Corporate Law, Law of the European Union, International Trade and Investment, Advanced Securities Regulation, and other courses in the international and business law areas. A list of his publications is available on his publications page.

Professor Porrata-Doria has been a Visiting Professor at Rutgers-Camden Law School and the University of Puerto Rico Law School. He has also taught in Temple’s Summer Sessions Abroad Program in Rome and at the University of Athens, Greece. He is a member of the American Law Institute.

Professor Porrata-Doria has also served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations throughout the nation. He is Chair of the Hispanic Association of Contractors and Enterprises, a Philadelphia economic development organization, and past Chair of the Association of Yale Alumni, Yale University’s national alumni organization. He is a 2003 recipient of the Yale Medal, the University’s highest alumni award.


J.D., Yale Law School
M.A., University of Pennsylvania
B.A. (magna cum laude), University of Pennsylvania

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