Elizabeth Beske

Legal Rhetoric Instructor

Office: Room 129E
Phone: 202-274-4302
E-mail: vCard


Elizabeth Earle Beske received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1989 and a J.D. from Columbia University Law School in 1993. At Columbia, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Law Review and was designated a Kent Scholar and Stone Scholar. Upon graduation, she received the John Ordroneaux prize for highest academic achievement in her graduating class.

After graduation, Ms. Beske clerked for Judge Patricia M. Wald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Beske spent 4 years as an appellate litigator at Munger, Tolles, & Olson LLP in San Francisco, California before moving to Bethesda, Maryland with her family. In recent years, she has worked as a consultant specializing in appellate writing.



Currently Teaching



Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law 1993
  • A.B, Princeton University 1989