Professor Tracie R. Porter was appointed to the 2016 Fall Meeting Steering Committee for the ABA International Law Section to be hosted in Tokyo, Japan in October 2016. The International Law Section hosts its fall meeting outside the U.S. Professor Porter is Co-Chair of the Academic Subcommittee along with her Japanese Co-Chair Kozo Yabe, an adjunct at the University of Illinois College of Law, and partner and patent attorney of Yuasa & Hara in Tokyo, Japan. Professor Porter has been an active leader in the section, serving as Vice-Chair and Steering Committee Member for several committees of the section, including Financial Products & Services, Cross-Border Real Estate Practice, and China Committees. Formerly, Professor Porter taught law courses in China.