Tamara Piety

Professor of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law

Tamara Piety is a Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa College of Law. She is an internationally recognized scholar on the legal treatment of commercial and corporate speech. She is the author, among other works, of Brandishing the First Amendment (2012 University of Michigan Press), and a number of articles, including, Why Personhood Matters in Constitutional Commentary, The First Amendment and the Corporate Civil Rights Movement, Citizens United and the Threat to the Regulatory State, Against Freedom of Commercial Expression,  Market Failure in the Marketplace of Ideas and many others. She has been an invited speaker to symposia at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, Northwestern Law School and many others. In 2009, she was an invited panelist in a conference sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission concerning the regulation of marketing junk food to children. Professor 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; and her LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2000. She 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. In 2014 Professor Piety was named an inaugural fellow in the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities an in 2015 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.