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Lisa A. Tucker

Associate Professor of Law

Professor Lisa A. Tucker


Office: School of Law, Room 275
Phone: 215.571.4787
Fax: 215.571.4712

Administrative Support:
Kathleen Cronin
Phone: 215.571.4715


Lisa A. Tucker is an expert on the United States Supreme Court. She has also published extensively in the field of legal pedagogy.

She has published articles in the Duke Law Journal, the North Carolina Law Review, the BYU Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review Online, the Georgetown Law Journal Online, the Indiana Law Journal, the New York University Review of Law and Social Change, the Georgia State Law Review, the University of Baltimore Law Review, the Journal of Air Law and Commerce, and the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute.

After earning her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, she practiced with the Boston law firms of Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault and Gadsby & Hannah, LLP.

From 2009-2011, Professor Tucker wrote the Plain English column on SCOTUSblog, and she still contributes to the blog from time to time. She is the author of numerous books for children about Supreme Court justices and prominent elected officials, as well as the 2015 novel Called On. Professor Tucker has appeared on the "Today Show," CNN, the "Satellite Sisters," NPR and many other radio and television outlets. She and her books have been featured and reviewed in The Washington PostThe Chicago TribuneLegal TimesPeopleTimeParents and "NBC Nightly News," among other newspapers, magazines and programs across the country.

She previously was a professor of legal writing at Roger Williams University Law School and served as dean of skills training at Southern New England School of Law (now the University of Massachusetts School of Law). She has served on the Legal Writing Institute Board of Directors and Association of Legal Writing Directors Board of Directors.