Christine Tamer


Assoc Professor

College of Law

Christine M. Tamer joined the College of Law in 2015 and is an Associate Professor and the Director of Legal Writing. She teaches Legal Writing I, Legal Writing II, Legal Writing III, and Texas Civil Procedure. 

Tamer graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 2011, receiving her degree with highest honors. She served as an Associate Editor on the Texas Law Review, and graduated as a member of Order of the Coif and Chancellors. She also served for several years as a "Teaching Quizmaster" in the law school's first year legal writing and research program. She received Dean's academic achievement awards in Brief Writing and Oral Advocacy, and in Legal Research and Writing. She is licensed in Texas and California. She was honored by the Texas Supreme Court for receiving one of the top three scores on the Texas Bar exam. 

Before joining the faculty, Tamer worked as an attorney at the firm of Baron & Budd with a focus on appellate law and motion practice. Tamer has successfully authored numerous appellate briefs in courts across the country as well as two successful Motions for Rehearing in front of the Texas Supreme Court. She helped represent a family in a jury trial resulting a $48 million verdict that was included in the Top 100 Verdicts for 2012. 

Tamer has authored several works, including: "Arab Americans, Affirmative Action and a Quest for Racial Identity," 16 Tex.J. on C.L. & C.R. 101 (2010); "Toddlers, Tiaras and Pedophilia: The Borderline Child Pornography Embraced by the American Public," 13 Tex. Rev. Ent. & Sports L. 85 (2012); "Bullied LGBQ Students are afraid but Their Schools Aren't (and That's the Problem): Why It's Time to Move on from Broken Title IX to State Tort Law As A Solution," 25 Tex. J.C.L. & C.R. 153 (2020). In 2020, Tamer authored a legal writing textbook published by Carolina Academic Press entitled, "Writing By Numbers: Legal Writing Made Easy," which is used in the first-year legal writing program. Tamer has also written chapters to be included in two forthcoming books: "Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tort Opinions" and "Integrating Doctrine and Diversity: Inclusion and Equity in the Law School Classroom."

Tamer regularly speaks and gives presentations on writing topics both within and outside the legal community. She is active in Dallas CASA and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.