google-plus
utulsa.edu

Tamara Piety LL.M, JD

Professor of Law College of Law
College of Law 918-631-2490
tamara-piety@utulsa.edu
Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
faculty-photo

Biography

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.


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.

Law Reviews


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

Why Personhood Matters, 30 Const. Comment. 361 (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).

Corporations and Commercial Speech, 30 Seattle U. L. Rev. 895 (2007).

Market Failure in the Marketplace of Ideas: Commercial Speech and the Problem That Won't Go Away, 41 Loy. L. Rev. 181 (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).

"Merchants of Discontent": An Exploration of the Psychology of Advertising, Addiction, and the Implications for Commercial Speech, 25 Seattle U. L. Rev. 377 (2001).

A Critique of Adjudication: Fin De Siecle: Confession Without Avoidance, 22 Cardozo L. Rev. 947 (2001).

Comment, Scorched Earth: How the Doctrine of Civil Forteiture Has Laid Waste to Due Process, 45 U. Miami L. Rev. 911 (1991).

Book


Tamara Piety, Brandishing the First Amendment: Commercial Speech in America (Univ. of Michigan Press, 2012).

Book Chapter


The New First Amendment and Its Implications for Combating Obesity Through Regulation of Advertising, in Advances in Communication Research to Reduce Childhood Obesity

Others


Tamara Piety, Symposium, Voters and Contributors (Online symposium on McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, SCOTUSblog.com), Supreme Court of the United States Blog (2013)

Valentine v. Chrestensen, 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).

Posadas de Puerto Rico v. Tourism Co. of Puerto Rico, 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).

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).

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

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

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


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