Prof. Tara Leigh Grove

Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Professor of Law and Cabell Research Professor, William & Mary Law School

Tara Leigh Grove is the Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Professor of Law at the William and Mary Law School. She graduated summa cum laude from Duke University and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as the Supreme Court Chair of the Harvard Law Review. Grove clerked for Judge Emilio Garza on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and then spent four years as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Appellate Staff, where she argued fifteen cases in the courts of appeals. In Fall 2012, Grove was a visiting professor at Northwestern University School of Law.  In Fall 2017, Grove was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School.  

Groves research focuses on the federal judiciary and the constitutional separation of powers. She has published with such prestigious law journals as the Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, New York University Law Review, and Cornell Law Review.  Grove has received awards for both her research and her teaching, including the Walter L. Williams, Jr., Memorial Teaching Award in 2018, and the Paul M. Bator Award in 2016.  Groves articles are cited and discussed in leading Federal Courts casebooks, and she has served as the Chair of the Federal Courts Section of the Association of American Law Schools.


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