Cort VanOstran

Visiting Lecturer in Law


A.B., Harvard University, 2011
J.D., Washington University, 2014

Phone / Email

Phone: (314) 935-8254
Email: vanostc@wustl.edu  



Jamie Roggen - (314) 935-6432


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 464

Courses Taught

Legal Practice I: Objective Analysis and Reasoning
Legal Practice II: Advocacy
Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project


Cort VanOstran is a Visiting Lecturer in Law. He teaches Legal Practice I and II and oversees law students selected as fellows in the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. VanOstran is an active member of the Missouri Bar and an Associate at Gray, Ritter & Graham, a commercial litigation firm in St. Louis. He previously practiced law with Shook, Hardy & Bacon, an international litigation firm based in Kansas City, and clerked for U.S. District Judges Audrey Fleissig and John Ross of the Eastern District of Missouri. VanOstran is active in the St. Louis community, and has worked on projects and initiatives aimed at promoting education and benefitting underprivileged communities. He earned his J.D. from Washington University and his A.B. in Government from Harvard University.


  • Missouri Bar Association and Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Faculty and Staff, Missouri Scholars Academy
  • Board of Directors, Prison Performing Arts
  • FOCUS St. Louis Emerging Leaders Program