Tammi Etheridge Associate Professor of Law

Email: tetheridge@wlu.edu

Office: Lewis Hall 454

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Area of Expertise

Food and Drug Law, Public Health Law, Administrative Law


JD, University of Minnesota

MPP, University of Minnesota

BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Professor Tammi S. Etheridge teaches in the areas of torts, administrative law, law and economics, and public health law. Professor Etheridge's scholarship concerns the business of food and agriculture, its regulation, and questions of food accessibility, as informed by law and economics, consumer protection, legal realism, and critical race theory. She is primarily interested in government intervention in the market for reasons other than market failure. Her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the UCLA Law Review, Florida Law Review, and Washington and Lee Law Review, among others. She also serves as an Academic Affiliate with the International Center for Law and Economics, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that promotes the use of law and economics methodologies to inform public policy debates.

Professor Etheridge began her career in the Minneapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, where she practiced complex commercial litigation, multidistrict litigation, and product liability law. After graduating from law school, she 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.

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. Before joining Washington and Lee, she was on the faculties of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Howard University School of Law, and Elon Law School.