Tara Leigh Grove
Charles E. Tweedy, Jr. Endowed Chairholder in Law
Tara Leigh Grove's CV

Areas of Expertise:
Administrative Law
Civil Procedure
Civil Rights
Constitutional Law
Constitutional Theory
Federal Courts

Tara Leigh Grove

Tara Leigh Grove 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. Grove clerked for Judge Emilio Garza on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and then spent four years as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Appellate Staff, where she argued fifteen cases in the courts of appeals. Grove has served as a visiting professor at both Harvard Law School and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.  

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 ReviewColumbia Law ReviewUniversity of Pennsylvania Law ReviewNew York University Law ReviewUniversity of Chicago Law ReviewCornell Law Review, and Vanderbilt Law Review.  Grove has received awards for both her research and her teaching, including the Walter L. Williams, Jr., Memorial Teaching Award in 2018 and the Paul M. Bator Award in 2016.  In 2014, Grove participated in a TEDx Event, where she gave a talk entitled The Executive's Duty to Enforce the Law.  Grove’s articles are cited and discussed in leading Federal Courts casebooks, and she has served as the Chair of the Federal Courts Section of the Association of American Law Schools.


Sacrificing Legitimacy in a Hierarchical Judiciary, 121 Colum. L. Rev.__ (forthcoming 2021) [SSRN]

Which Textualism?, 134 Harv. L. Rev. 265 (2020) [SSRN]

Presidential Laws and the Missing Interpretive Theory, 168 U. Pa. L. Rev. 877 (2020) [SSRN]

The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy Dilemma, 132 Harv. L. Rev. 2240 (2019) [SSRN]

Government Standing and the Fallacy of Institutional Injury, 167 U. Pa. L. Rev. 611 (2019) [SSRN]

Some Puzzles of State Standing, 94 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1883 (2019) [SSRN]
(invited essay: Foreword to Symposium on Federal Courts, Practice and Procedure)

The Origins (and Fragility) of Judicial Independence, 71 Vand. L. Rev. 465 (2018) [SSRN]

The Power of “So-Called Judges,” 93 N.Y.U. L. Rev. Online 14 (2018) [SSRN]
(invited essay: Symposium on “Courts Under Pressure: Protecting Rule of Law”)

Justice Scalia’s Other Standing Legacy, 84 U. Chi. L. Rev. 2243 (2017) [SSRN]
(invited essay: Special Issue on Justice Antonin Scalia’s jurisprudence)

When Can a State Sue the United States?, 101 Cornell L. Rev. 851 (2016) [SSRN]

Tiers of Scrutiny in a Hierarchical Judiciary, 14 Geo. J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 475 (2016) [SSRN]
(invited essay: Symposium on “Is the Rational Basis Test Unconstitutional?”)

The Lost History of the Political Question Doctrine, 90 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1908 (2015) [SSRN]

Article III in the Political Branches, 90 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1835 (2015) [SSRN]
(invited essay: Symposium on Federal Courts, Practice and Procedure)

Standing Outside of Article III, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1311 (2014) [SSRN]

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]

A (Modest) Separation of Powers Success Story, 87 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1647 (2012)
(invited essay: Symposium on Federal Courts, Practice and Procedure)

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]

The Structural Case for Vertical Maximalism, 95 Cornell L. Rev. 1 (2009) [SSRN]

Standing as an Article II Nondelegation Doctrine, 11 U. Penn. J. Const. L. 781 (2009) [SSRN]