Tara L. Grove
Visiting Professor of Law
Tara Leigh Grove is a Professor of Law at 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. 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 Chicago Law Review, New York University Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Cornell Law Review, and Vanderbilt Law Review.
Professor Grove’s articles are cited and discussed in leading Federal Courts casebooks, and her scholarship has received other national recognition. For example, 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 of American Law Schools. Her article, Standing Outside of Article III, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1311 (2014), was one of three papers selected for the New Voices in Civil Justice Workshop at Vanderbilt University Law School. Grove was also elected to serve as the Chair of the Federal Courts Section of the Association of American Law Schools from 2014-2015.
In both 2014 and 2017, Professor Grove received the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence from the College of William and Mary. In 2016, Grove received the Alumni Fellowship Award, which is conferred annually on one graduate school professor at the College for excellence in teaching. Grove was also awarded the Robert and Elizabeth Scott Research Professorship for the 2015-2016 academic year, and the Cabell Research Professorship for the 2016-2017 academic year. In 2014, Grove participated in a TEDx Event at the College of William and Mary, where she gave a talk entitled The Executive’s Duty to Enforce the Law.
Prior to law school, Grove taught English in Utsunomiya, Japan. Following law school, Grove clerked for Judge Emilio Garza on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She 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. As part of her transition to legal academia, Grove served as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. During the fall semester 2012, Grove was a visiting professor at Northwestern University School of Law.