Tammi Etheridge Visiting Professor of Law

Email: tetheridge@wlu.edu

Office: Lewis Hall 454

Area of Expertise

Food and Drug Law, Public Health Law, Administrative Law


BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MPP, University of Minnesota

JD, University of Minnesota


Professor Tammi S. Etheridge teaches and writes in the areas of administrative law, public health law, and food and drug law. Her primary scholarly focus concerns the business of food, its regulation, and questions of food accessibility, as informed by law and economics, consumer protection, legal realism, and critical race theory. Professor Etheridge's work has been published in the UCLA Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, and secondary law journals at Georgetown and the University of Michigan, among others. Professor Etheridge also serves as an Academic Affiliate of the International Center for Law and Economics.

Professor Etheridge earned a B.A., with honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. During law school, she was a member of the Journal of Law and Inequality, the President of the Black Law Students Association, a teaching assistant for Professor Ruth Okediji, and the Student Director of the Community Practice and Policy Development Clinic. She also won numerous awards and scholarship recognitions from the law school-including the Contracts Book Award, the Dean's Distinguished Scholarship, the George Ludcke Public Service Fellowship-and the community, including the Michael J. Davis Scholarship from the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers and a 1L Clerkship with Medtronic from Twin Cities Diversity in Practice.

Following law school, Professor Etheridge clerked for the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, where she worked exclusively on the judge's 100,000 transvaginal mesh cases. She also worked in various big law firms, beginning her career at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, where she practiced complex commercial litigation, multidistrict litigation, and product liability law. Prior to joining the W&L faculty, she spent time on the faculties of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Howard University School of Law, and Elon Law School.