William and Mary Law School
Tara Leigh Grove

Tara Leigh Grove

Associate Professor of Law
Degrees: J.D., Harvard Law School; B.A., Duke University
Email: [[tlgrove]]
Office phone: (757) 221-2482
Office location: Room 245
Full resume: here (.pdf in new window)
Areas of Specialization

Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law; Federal Courts; Statutory Interpretation

Representative Professional Activities and Achievements

Tara Leigh Grove received her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Duke University, where she 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 as an appellate attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, where she argued fifteen cases in the courts of appeals. Prior to joining the William and Mary Law School faculty in 2011, Grove was Assistant Professor of Law at Florida State University College of Law. During the Fall Semester 2012, Grove was a visiting professor at Northwestern University School of Law.

Professor Grove's 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, and Cornell Law Review. Professor Grove's article, The Article II Safeguards of Federal Jurisdiction, 112 Colum. L. Rev. 250 (2012), received the award for Best Article of 2012 by an untenured professor from the Federal Courts Section of the Association for American Law Schools (AALS).

In January 2014, Professor Grove was chosen to serve as Chair of the AALS Federal Courts Section. Professor Grove's research interests include federal courts, constitutional law, civil procedure, bankruptcy, and statutory interpretation.

Scholarly Publications
  • Standing Outside of Article III, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. ___ (2014) (forthcoming). SSRN.
  • Co-author, Congress's (Limited) Power to Represent Itself in Court, 99 Cornell L. Rev. 571 (2014) (with Neal Devins). SSRN.
  • The Exceptions Clause as a Structural Safeguard, 113 Colum. L. Rev. 929 (2013). SSRN.
  • The Article II Safeguards of Federal Jurisdiction, 112 Colum. L. Rev. 250 (2012). SSRN.
  • The Structural Safeguards of Federal Jurisdiction, 124 Harv. L. Rev. 869 (2011). SSRN.
  • Standing as an Article II Nondelegation Doctrine, 11 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 781 (2009). SSRN.
  • The Structural Case for Vertical Maximalism, 95 Cornell L. Rev 1 (2009). SSRN.
  • Symposium, Essay, A (Modest) Separation of Powers Success Story, 87 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1647 (2012) (symposium on Federal Courts, Practice & Procedure ).
  • Case Comment, Palazzolo v. Rhode Island, 115 Harv. L. Rev. 447 (2001).
  • Developments in the Law (Part VI), 114 Harv. L. Rev. 2049 (2001) (in The International Judicial Dialogue: When Domestic Constitutional Courts Join the Conversation).

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