Christine M. Tamer is Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Legal Writing effective Fall 2016. Tamer joined UNT Dallas College of Law for the 2015-2016 academic year as Professor of Practice and Assistant Director of Legal Writing. After clerking for firms including Fulbright & Jaworski, Haynes & Boone, and Susman Godfrey, she joined the firm of Baron & Budd with a focus on appellate law and motion practice. She served as Adjunct Professor at College of Law in Spring 2015.
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 recently represented a family in a jury trial resulting a $48 million verdict that was included in the Top 100 Verdicts for 2012. She has published two law review articles: “Arab Americans, Affirmative Action and a Quest for Racial Identity,” 16 Tex. J. on C.L. & C.R. 101 (2010) and “Toddlers, Tiaras and Pedophilia: The Borderline Child Pornography Embraced by the American Public,” 13 Tex. Rev. Ent. & Sports L. 85 (2012). She is licensed in Texas and California.
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 was honored by the Texas Supreme Court for receiving one of the top three scores on the Texas Bar exam.