Dean for Faculty Development and Professor of Law
Tamara Piety is Associate Dean of Faculty Development and a nationally recognized legal scholar specializing in commercial and corporate speech. In 2003, Piety contributed an amicus brief for the Sierra Club in Nike v. Kasky, and she has published and presented extensively on the issue of commercial and corporate speech. She is widely published in legal journals such as the Case Western Reserve Law Review, the Cardozo Law Review, the Temple Law Review, the Seattle Law Review and the Lewis and Clark Law Review. Piety is working on a book in this area entitled Brandishing the First Amendment, which is forthcoming from University of Michigan Press. In addition, as an experienced former litigator, she teaches a range of litigation-related subjects including Evidence, Scientific Evidence, and Civil Procedure.
Piety earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Florida International University in 1985; her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in 1991 where she was awarded membership in Order of the Coif; and her LL.M. in 2000 from Harvard Law School, where she was the executive editor of the Harvard Women’s Law Journal. She also served as judicial clerk for the Honorable Peter T. Fay on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and as an interim clerk for the Honorable Irving L. Goldberg on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. During the 2000-2001 academic year, she was a Teaching Fellow at Stanford Law School. Prior to joining the TU faculty she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the summer of 2001. Piety has also been a Visiting Professor at Florida State University Law School.