Associate Dean for Faculty and H. Blair and Joan V. White Chair in Civil Litigation
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1988
JD, University of North Carolina School of Law, 1995
"The Vitality of America's Sovereign," 108 Michigan Law Review 939 (2010) (reviewing Christian G. Fritz, American Sovereigns: The People and America's Constitutional Tradition Before the Civil War (Cambridge University Press 2008))
"Sodom's Shadow: The Uncertain Line Between Public and Private Morality," 61 Hastings Law Journal 1161 (2010)
"Instrumentalizing Jurors: An Argument Against the Fourth Amendment Exclusionary Rule," 37 Fordham Urban Law Journal 37 (2010)
"Counsel and Confrontation," 94 Minnesota Law Review 201 (2009)
Professor Pettys joined the faculty in 1999. Before coming to the College, he served as a law clerk for Judge Francis Murnaghan, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He then entered private practice, working for three years in the general litigation department of Perkins Coie, LLP, in Seattle, Washington. Before attending the University of North Carolina School of Law, he served as assistant director of the Capital Campaign for the Arts & Sciences at Duke University. Professor Pettys' courses include evidence, constitutional law, and federal courts.