Tara Ross

Author, Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College

Tara Ross is the author of Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College (2004) and a co-author of Under God: George Washington and the Question of Church and State (2008) (with Joseph C. Smith, Jr.). As a lawyer and writer, Tara focuses on the intersection among law, public policy, and constitutional history. She often appears as a guest on a variety of talk shows nationwide to discuss these matters and regularly addresses civic, university, and legal audiences. Her work has been published in several law reviews and newspapers, including the National Law Journal, USA Today, the American Enterprise Online, National Review Online,,,, The Washington Times, and the Texas Review of Law & Politics. She is currently a contributing writer to

Tara is a former Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Review of Law & Politics and a former associate of Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. She obtained her B.A. from Rice University and her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Tara and her husband Adam reside in Dallas with their daughter Emma.

  • B.A., Rice University
  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law

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Publications and Multimedia
The Electoral College vs. The National Popular Vote Plan - Event Audio/Video
2012 National Lawyers Convention
November 20, 2012
Enlightened Democracy - Faculty Book Podcast
Faculty Division Podcast 11-19-12 featuring Tara Ross and Derek Muller
November 19, 2012
The National Popular Vote Plan - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers and Free Speech & Election Law Practice Groups Podcast
April 20, 2012
The Electoral College
Online Debate
October 28, 2008