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Tamara Piety, LL.M, JD

Tamara Piety, LL.M, JD
Professor of Law
College of Law
Law
918-631-2490 College of Law

Education

LLM – Harvard University JD – University of Miami BA – Florida International University

Bio

Tamara R. Piety is the author of BRANDISHING THE FIRST AMENDMENT, as well as numerous articles and essays about commercial and corporate speech. Her most recent articles include, “Why Personhood Matters,” in CONSTITUTIONAL COMMENTARY and “The First Amendment and the Corporate Civil Rights Movement” in the JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY LAW. She contributed a post on the McCutcheon election law case for SCOTUSBLOG and was a guest blogger on CONCURRING OPINIONS’ for a post commemorating the 5th Anniversary of the Citizens United decision. Professor Piety has been interviewed a number of times by print and broadcast media about election law, corporate personhood, advertising and commercial speech. She has been invited to give presentations to the National Association of Attorneys General, the Federal Trade Commission, Yale Law School, and many scholarly and professional organizations. In the spring 2015 she was a Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School and a Visiting Scholar in Residence at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and was an inaugural fellow at the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities.

Research Interests

Professor Piety is an internationally known expert on the issue of corporate and commercial speech and is the author of “Brandishing the First Amendment.”

Teaching Interests

Teaches a variety of litigation-related subjects including (currently) Evidence, Expert Evidence, and Remedies.

Publications

  • Commercial Speech, in The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights (Paul Finkelman ed., 2006).

  • Killing the Golden Goose: Will Blended Advertising and Editorial Content Diminish the Value of Both?,

  • Paternalism and the Regulation of Commercial Speech, (2015).

  • In Praise of Legal Scholarship, 25 Wm. & Mary Bill of Rights L. J. 801 (2017).

  • Robbery and Theft, in The Oxford Companion to American Law (Kermit Hall ed., 2002).

  • Contributor, Amicus Brief for Sierra Club in Nike v. Kasky (Spring 2003).

  • Valentine v. Chrestensen, in The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights (Paul Finkelman ed., 2006).

  • Sandstrom v. Montana, in The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights (Paul Finkelman ed., 2006).

  • Rock v. Arkansas, in The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights (Paul Finkelman ed., 2006).

  • Posadas de Puerto Rico v. Tourism Co. of Puerto Rico, in The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights (Paul Finkelman ed., 2006).

  • Mullaney v. Wilbur, in The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights (Paul Finkelman ed., 2006).

  • Burden of Proof, in The Oxford Companion to American Law (Kermit Hall ed., 2002).

  • Commercial Speech, in The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights (Paul Finkelman ed., 2006).

Courses Taught

  • Basic Corporate Law
  • Seminar

Professional Affiliations

  • Yale Law School’s Information Society Project
  • Yale Law School's Information Society Project
  • Yale Law School's Information Society Project
  • Yale Law School's Information Society Project
  • Yale Law School's Information Society Project
  • Scientific Board
  • Yale Law School's Information Society Project
  • Free Speech for People