Tiffany Graham

Tiffany Graham

Associate Dean/Senior Lecturer


School of Law 250

Phone: (605) 658-3509



Tiffany C. Graham is a Senior Lecturer and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, she was previously the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and a Professor of Law at the University of La Verne College of Law. Dean Graham has taught in the areas of Constitutional Law, Race and the Law, Criminal Procedure, Law and Sexuality, and Torts. Prior to entering the academy, she clerked for the Honorable Richard W. Roberts of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and spent several years working as a commercial litigator for a major Los Angeles law firm. Dean Graham's scholarly works have focused on marriage equality and its relationship to developments in equal protection and fundamental rights jurisprudence, and her work has appeared in various publications, including secondary journals at the University of Virginia School of Law and UCLA School of Law. Her most recent articles have appeared in the Rutgers Law Review and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review. Dean Graham has also given multiple presentations, including talks on youth homelessness as it affects the LGBTQ community, the disputed practice of conversion therapy, the integration of LGBTQ communities in rural neighborhood spaces, strategies for preparing practice-ready lawyers, and more. She was also named a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in 2014. Dean Graham is a member of the Dakota Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and Equality South Dakota PAC, was previously a former board member of AIDS Law Pennsylvania, and fulfilled an appointment to the Magistrate Judge Selection Panel for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the California bar.

Teaching Interests:

Race and the Law, Constitutional Law, Law and Sexuality

Research Interests:

Equal protection, substantive due process, LGBTQ rights


  • JD, Law, University of Virginia School of Law, 2000
  • BA, Government, Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, 1996

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Licensed to Practice in California, The State Bar of California


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Graham, Tiffany. Conversion Therapy: A Brief Reflection on the History of the Practice and Contemporary Regulatory Efforts, 52 Creighton L. Rev. 419 (2019)..
  • Graham, Tiffany. Obergefell and Resistance, 84 UMKC L. Rev. 715 (2016)..
  • Graham, Tiffany. Rethinking Section Five: Deference, Direct Regulation, and Restoring Congressional Authority to Enforce the Fourteenth Amendment, 65 Rutgers L. Rev. 667 (2013)..
  • Graham, Tiffany. The Shifting Doctrinal Face of Immutability, 19 Va. J. Soc. Pol'y & L. 169 (2011)..
  • Graham, Tiffany. Exploring the Impact of the Marriage Amendments: Can Public Employers Offer Domestic Partner Benefits to Their Gay and Lesbian Employees, 17 Va. J. Soc. Pol'y & L. 83 (2009)..
  • Graham, Tiffany. Something Old, Something New: Civic Virtue and the Case for Same-Sex Marriage, 17 UCLA Women's L.J. 53 (2008)..