Professor Tami Fisher is the Associate Director of Legal Writing & Research and Moot Court at UC Hastings. She teaches Legal Writing and Research in the Master of Studies in Law program, serves as a writing adviser to the Master of Studies in Law students, teaches Appellate Advocacy and Moot Court in the JD program, and oversees the work of some of the JD students participating in judicial externships. Professor Fisher was recently accepted on the First District Appellate Project panel, and in that capacity she represents indigent defendants and juveniles through their appeals before the First District of California Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of California.
Before joining UC Hastings as a permanent faculty member in 2012, Ms. Fisher was an adjunct professor of Moot Court and Appellate Advocacy. She also served for five years as a California Supreme Court Staff Attorney, first to Associate Justice Carlos R. Moreno until his retirement, and then to Associate Justice Goodwin H. Liu. Before her tenure at the California Supreme Court, Professor Fisher was an associate attorney in the Employment Litigation Group at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, where she represented large and small businesses in employment litigation and transactional matters, and where she was twice awarded the John Wilson Award for Pro Bono Legal Services. While attending UC Hastings, Professor Fisher was co-chair of the school's LGBT organization, Outlaw, and she served on the Moot Court Board, earning national championships in several Moot Court competitions. She received her B.A. in Legal Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and was awarded honors in her major and college honors.