Tamara Herrera

Clinical Professor of Law

A professor at the College since 2001, Tamara Herrera teaches a variety of writing courses, including first-year Legal Writing and Method, Appellate Advocacy, Fundamentals of Legal Drafting, Scholarly Writing, and Advanced Legal Writing. Her scholarly interests include legal writing and research, Indian law, and oral advocacy.

Professor Herrera is a member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and the Legal Writing Institute. She is a past chair of the Environmental and Natural Resources Section of the Maricopa County Bar and a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the Federal District Court for the District of Arizona, and the United States Supreme Court. She writes a monthly column about legal writing for the Maricopa County Bar’s publication, Maricopa Lawyer. Following her graduation with distinction from the University of Nebraska School of Law, Professor Herrera practiced law at the firm of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite in Phoenix. She performed complex legal research in water and Indian law; drafted proposed rules and legislation relating to natural resources issues in Arizona, and represented clients in both state and federal courts.

In addition to her law degree, Professor Herrera has a Masters Degree in Information and Library Science from the University of Arizona.

Selected Works

Arizona Legal Research (Carolina Academic Press 2017).

Getting the Arizona Courts and Arizona Legislature on the Same (Drafting) Page, 47 Ariz. St. L.J. 367 (2015).

Tamara Herrera, Susan Chesler & Anna Hemingway, Thinking Outside the Box: Publication Opportunities Beyond the Traditional Law Review,, 27 The Second Draft 8 (Spring 2013).



Assistant: Gabriel Velez

Curriculum Vitae

B.A., English, Grinnell College (1991)

J.D., University of Nebraska School of Law (1996)

Masters of Information and Library Science, University of Arizona (2007)