It's my pleasure to announce that Tamara Piety, who is associate dean for faculty development and a professor at the University of Tulsa's law school, is stepping into the lounge to sit with us for a spell. Dean Piety teaches in the areas of civil procedure, corporations, corporate speech, evidence, and scientific evidence. Much of her recent work is on commerical speech. Her book on commerical speech, Brandishing the First Amendment: Commerical Express in America, appeared last year from the University of Michigan Press. She has also recently published articles on commerical speech in the Alabama Law Review and Michigan Law Review First Impressions. I, however, am most familiar with a charming essay on using Melville in property class, "Something Fishy: Or Why I Make My Students Read Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish." Piety joined the University of Tulsa's faculty in 2001 and has also taught at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Florida State. She holds degress from Florida International University, the University of Miami, and Harvard.
Welcome to the faculty lounge -- looking forward to your posts!