LL.M., Harvard University
J.D., University of Miami
B.A., Florida International University
Professor Piety is an internationally known expert on the issue of corporate and commercial speech and is the author of “Brandishing the First Amendment.”
Teaches a variety of litigation-related subjects including (currently) Evidence, Expert Evidence, and Remedies.
The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.
In Praise of Legal Scholarship, 25 Wm. & Mary Bill of Rights L. J. 801 (2017).
The Effectiveness Trap: The Scylla and Charybdis in the Central Hudson Test for Commercial Speech, (2015).
Why Personhood Matters, 30 Const. Comment. 361 (2015).
Paternalism and the Regulation of Commercial Speech, (2015).
The Heroic Corporation and First Amendment Romanticism: A Response to Professors Redish & Neuborne, 92 Tex. L. Rev. See Also 181 (2014).
"A Necessary Cost of Freedom"? The Incoherence of Sorrell v. IMS, 64 Ala. L. Rev. 54 (2012).
Citizens United and the Threat to the Regulatory State, 109 Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions 16 (2010).
Onslaught: Commercial Speech and Gender Inequality, 60 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 47 (2009).
Against Freedom of Commercial Expression, 29 Cardozo L. Rev. 2583 (2008).
Market Failure in the Marketplace of Ideas: Commercial Speech and the Problem That Won't Go Away, 41 Loy. L. Rev. 181 (2007).
Corporations and Commercial Speech, 30 Seattle U. L. Rev. 895 (2007).
Free Advertising: The Case for Public Relations as Commercial Speech, 10 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 367 (2006).
Why the ACLU Was Wrong About Nike, Inc. v. Kasky, 41 Tulsa L. Rev. 715 (2005).
Grounding Nike: Exposing Nike's Quest for a Constitutional Right to Lie, 78 Temp. L. Rev. 151 (2005).
Tribute to the Scholarship of Frank Michelman: Meditations on Mentoring and the Scholar as Mentor, 39 Tulsa L. Rev. 583 (2004).
Something Fishy: Or Why I Make My Students Read Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish, 29 Vt. L. Rev. 33 (2004).
Smoking in Bed, 57 U. Miami L. Rev. 827 (2003).
The War on the Poor -News From the Front: Department of Housing and Urban Development v. Rucker, 38 Tulsa L. Rev. 385 (2002).
A Critique of Adjudication: Fin De Siecle: Confession Without Avoidance, 22 Cardozo L. Rev. 947 (2001).
"Merchants of Discontent": An Exploration of the Psychology of Advertising, Addiction, and the Implications for Commercial Speech, 25 Seattle U. L. Rev. 377 (2001).
Comment, Scorched Earth: How the Doctrine of Civil Forteiture Has Laid Waste to Due Process, 45 U. Miami L. Rev. 911 (1991).
Tamara Piety, Brandishing the First Amendment: Commercial Speech in America (Univ. of Michigan Press, 2012).
Commercial Speech, in American Governance
The New First Amendment and Its Implications for Combating Obesity Through Regulation of Advertising, in Advances in Communication Research to Reduce Childhood Obesity
Killing the Golden Goose: Will Blended Advertising and Editorial Content Diminish the Value of Both?,
Tamara Piety, Symposium, Voters and Contributors (Online symposium on McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, SCOTUSblog.com), Supreme Court of the United States Blog (2013)
Mullaney v. Wilbur, in The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights (Paul Finkelman ed., 2006).
Burden of Proof, in The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights (Paul Finkelman ed., 2006).
Commercial Speech, 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).
Valentine v. Chrestensen, 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).
Sandstrom v. Montana, in The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights (Paul Finkelman ed., 2006).
Contributor, Amicus Brief for Sierra Club in Nike v. Kasky (Spring 2003).
Robbery and Theft, in The Oxford Companion to American Law (Kermit Hall ed., 2002).
Burden of Proof, in The Oxford Companion to American Law (Kermit Hall ed., 2002).
Yale Law School's Information Society Project
Free Speech for People