Tammy R. Pettinato
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
- Phone: 502-852-5817
- Fax: 502-852-7299 (Law Resource Center)
- Office: 278
Tammy Pettinato teaches Basic Legal Skills. Her prior teaching experience includes serving as a lecturer in law at UCLA School of Law and an adjunct professor at the University of La Verne College of Law. She also has experience as a law librarian and career counselor.
Pettinato received her JD from Harvard Law School, her MSI from the University of Michigan, and her BA, magna cum laude, from Gannon University. During law school, she served as an editor on the Harvard Negotiation Law Review and worked as a research assistant for Professor Martha Minow.
Pettinato's current research interests include criminal procedure, constitutional law, democratic theory, and legal writing pedagogy. She has previously published in the areas of family law, legal research, legal education, and the legal profession.
Pettinato is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts.
Initiatives and Referenda in Michigan: A Research Guide, in Beth Williams, Ed., Exploring Initiative and Referendum Law (2008).
Transforming Marriage: The Transformation of Intimacy and the Democratizing Potential of Love, 9 J.L. & Fam. Stud. 101 (2007).
Legal Information, The Informed Citizen, and the FDLP: The Role of Academic Law Librarians in Promoting Democracy, 99 Law Libr. J. 695 (2007).
An Annotated Bibliography of Law Review Articles Addressing Feminist Perspectives in "Law in Literature," 99 Law Libr. J. 55 (2007).
Legal Research for the Non-Law Librarian: An Introduction, 5 Pub. Services Q. 155 (2009).
Dealing with Pro Se Patrons, 4 Pub. Services Q. (2008).
The Netherlands in Court: Essays in Honor of Johan G. Lammers, 36 Int'l J. Legal Info. 201 (2008).
A Life of HLA Hart: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream, 2 Lifewriting Annual (2008).
A Jury of Whose Peers? The Cultural Politics of Juries in Australia, 35 Int'l J. Legal Info. 200 (2007).
Women's Lives, Men's Laws, 98 Law Libr. J. 421 (2006).
Financing Your Legal Education: A Five-Year Plan, In Brief (April 2011).
Special Issues for Newer CSO Offices: A Blueprint for Success, (with Dalel Raide), NALP Bulletin (March 2011).
Making a Great First Impression: Counseling 1-Ls for the First Time, NALP Bulletin (November 2010).
Is Law School Right for You? In Brief (October 2010).
The Call to Serve: An Overview of Public Interest Law, The Career Center: University of Michigan Division of Student Affairs Blog (March 2010).
Rocking the Boat: A Framework for Evaluating Library Services, 12(5) AALL Spectrum 8 (2008).
How Can I Help You? Three Things Legal Reference Librarians Should Know About Law Students, 11(3) AALL Spectrum 20 (2006).
Women and Law Review: An Historical Overview, (with Hugo Torres), The Record, October 9, 2003.