William & Mary Law School announces the appointment of Assistant Professor Tara Leigh Grove to the full-time faculty. Grove joins the faculty from Florida State University College of Law, where she has taught since 2009. Grove will teach a variety of courses in the areas of Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, and Federal Courts.
“Tara Grove is a marvelous addition to our faculty,” said Law School Dean Davison M. Douglas. “She is already an outstanding teacher and a highly regarded scholar in the fields of federal courts and constitutional law. We are thrilled to have her join our faculty.”
Grove received her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Duke University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and majored in political science. After teaching English in Japan for a year, she attended Harvard Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude and served as the Supreme Court Chair of the Harvard Law Review. She clerked for Judge Emilio Garza on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and then spent four years with the U.S. Department of Justice, where she argued fifteen cases in the United States Courts of Appeals.
Grove is a recognized scholar in the areas of federal courts, constitutional law, and jurisdiction. Though early in her career, she has already published articles in the Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, and Cornell Law Review.