Tanya J. Pierce
Associate Professor of Law
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Courses: Legal Analysis, Research & Writing I and II; Elements of Legal Studies; LARW III: Litigation Drafting
In 2007, Tanya Pierce joined the full-time faculty as a Visiting Legal Writing Professor. Before that, Professor Pierce served as an adjunct professor in the Academic Support Program. Professor Pierce has also taught in the law school’s summer enrichment program, the Elements of Legal Studies. Before entering teaching, Professor Pierce practiced complex commercial litigation and appellate law at the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. in Austin, Texas. She also practiced complex commercial litigation at the law firm of Howrey, L.L.P. in Washington, D.C.
Professor Pierce’s scholarly interests relate to her background in complex litigation and appellate law. Her current research focuses on parallel class action proceedings and the use of the All Writs Act and the In-Aid-of-Jurisdiction exception to the Anti-Injunction Act in those proceedings. Professor Pierce is also interested in learning theory and its implications on legal pedagogy.
Professor Pierce earned her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, where she served on the editorial board of the Texas Journal of Women & the Law and received an endowed presidential scholarship. Professor Pierce graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington, where she was a member of honor societies, Alpha Chi and Psi Chi.