Elizabeth R. McClellan is a lawyer, poet and editor in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Ms. McClellan works as an associate for the law firm of McClellan, Powers, Ehmling & Rogers, P.C., where in addition to her general practice, she spearheads efforts to provide pro bono voter's and citizenship rights restoration services across the state of Tennessee. Ms. McClellan is a 2012 cum laude graduate of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor for the University of Memphis Law Review as well as the Communications Director of the BLSA, a member of the Honor Society of Pi Kappa Phi and a two-time Dean’s Distinguished Service Award honoree for her pro bono work as a student. Ms. McClellan's student paper on artificial intelligence and legal personhood won the 2010 Terasem student writing competition and appeared in the Journal of Personal Cyberconsciousness. She was admitted to practice in November 2012 and, among other professional organizations, is a member of the Rutherford-Cannon County Bar Association.
In her life as a poet, Ms. McClellan is a Naked Girls Reading Literary Honors Award winner and a multiple time Rhysling Award nominee for excellence in speculative poetry. She served as the 2014 Rhysling Chair for the Science Fiction Poetry Association and edited the 2015 Rhysling Anthology. Ms. McClellan’s work has appeared in many magazines and several anthologies.