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Stephen Dycus

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Professor of Law

LLM, Harvard University, 1976;
LLB, Southern Methodist University, 1965;
BA, Southern Methodist University, 1963

Phone: 802-831-1292

Awards and Affiliations


  • Vermont Law School Richard Brooks Faculty Scholarship Prize, 2008 - 2010


Teaching at VLS:

  • Professor at Vermont Law School since 1976.

Leadership and Service:

  • Member, National Research Council Committee on Deterring Cyberattacks: Informing Strategies and Developing Options for U.S. Policy, 2009-2010.
  • Chair, National Security Law Section, Association of American Law Schools, 2003–05, 2012-13.
  • Co-editor in Chief, Journal of National Security Law & Policy, 2004-2008.
  • Member, American Law Institute, 2000–present.
  • Consultant, United States Department of Energy, 1998–2001.
  • Member, Water Resources Board, State of Vermont, 1993–97.
  • Member, board of directors, Lawyers Alliance for World Security, 1986-2008.
  • Chair, Environmental Law Section, Association of American Law Schools, 1984–85.

Contributions to the Law:

  • Frequent speaker and commentator on terrorism, government secrecy, and other national issues.
  • Drafted groundwater rights legislation for Vermont, 1985.
  • Drafted surface mining statute for Texas, 1974.


  • Visiting Professor, State University of Petrozavodsk, Russia, 1997.
  • Visiting Professor, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, 1991–92.
  • Visiting Scholar, Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington, DC, 1991.
  • Visiting Scholar, University of California at Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall), 1983–84.
  • Assistant Dean, Southern Methodist University Law School, 1972–75.