Teachouthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=62TeachoutPeter TeachoutProfessor of Law<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Teachout_Peter.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />MA, University of Sussex, England, 1967JD, Harvard University, 1965BA, Amherst College, 1962802-831-1288PTEACHOUT@vermontlaw.edu<div>Professor Peter R. Teachout is recognized for his expertise regarding the constitutional law and history of Vermont and the United States. The courses he has taught at Vermont Law School include Constitutional Law, International Regulation of Trade, Legal History, Jurisprudence, and Argument and Culture.</div><div><br>Professor Teachout received his BA degree from Amherst College in 1962 and his JD degree in 1965 from Harvard Law School, where he was a John Woodruff Simpson Fellow. After receiving his MA degree from the University of Sussex (England), he served in the Department of Intelligence of the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1969. He then returned to Harvard as a special graduate student and served from 1970 to 1975 as a member of the faculty of the University of Washington. During this period, he also served as a visiting professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and as a fellow in law and the humanities at Harvard Law School.<br></div><div>He joined the VLS faculty in 1975. Since then, he has also been a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at the University of Chicago and a visiting fellow at Cambridge University and Dartmouth. His expertise has been frequently tapped by Vermont's Legislature and judiciary, which has sought his testimony and advice on the balanced budget amendment, flag desecration legislation, the redrafting of the state Constitution in gender-neutral language, education financing, and civil union legislation. He is the director of VLS/University of Trento and VLS/University of Seville study abroad courses. He is working on a biography of Thomas Reed Powell, a leading early realist and influential court critic during the first half of the 20th century.</div>GP0|#69eb8357-9182-4dcf-905d-bfb48ec65ee4;L0|#069eb8357-9182-4dcf-905d-bfb48ec65ee4|Constitutional Law;GTSet|#d472df4a-bfc1-44e1-aba0-d9d3ce47ddf9GP0|#84094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97;L0|#084094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97|Faculty;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Comparative Constitutional Law; Constitutional Law; European Union Law - Trento; First Amendment Law; International Regulation of Trade; Law of the European Union

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              A Thousand Groves and Streams: Historical Origins of the European Union Motto: 'United in Diversity.'http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=338A Thousand Groves and Streams: Historical Origins of the European Union Motto: 'United in Diversity.'<div class="ExternalClassF4A475C147D147EF930CD60B3280AF60"><p>​"<em>A Thousand Groves and Streams: Historical Origins of the European Union Motto: 'United in Diversity.'"</em>, article in European Autonomy and Diversity Papers (EPAP) published online at <a href="http://eurac.edu/Press/Publications/onlinePapers/index.asp"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">eurac.edu</font></span></a> (2009)</p></div>338PublicationCommentary
              A Time to Die: A Constitutional Right to Death with Dignity?http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=341A Time to Die: A Constitutional Right to Death with Dignity?<div class="ExternalClass4450B01F3318480587E6726C1BC2DBCD"><p>"A Time to Die: A Constitutional Right to Death with Dignity?" in Life, Technology, and the Law (Kluwer Press 2007).</p></div>341PublicationCommentary
              Trustees and Servants: Government Accountability in Early Vermonthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=321Trustees and Servants: Government Accountability in Early Vermont<div class="ExternalClassD3466D6633CB4F898133D6B32E5424FE"><p>​<em>Trustees and Servants: Government Accountability in Early Vermont</em>, 31 Vt.L.Rev. 857-905 (2006).</p></div>321PublicationArticle
              Holocaust Denial and Freedom of Speech: From the Perspective of U.S. Constitutional Lawhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=320Holocaust Denial and Freedom of Speech: From the Perspective of U.S. Constitutional Law<div class="ExternalClassA37F1677BD214D27B2CDD387A42986B6"><p>​<em>Holocaust Denial and Freedom of Speech: From the Perspective of U.S. Constitutional Law</em>, Vt.L.Rev. (2006).</p></div>320PublicationArticle
              Uncreated Conscience: The Civilizing Force of Fuller's Jurisprudencehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=363Uncreated Conscience: The Civilizing Force of Fuller's Jurisprudence<div class="ExternalClassD17E6145FB30420E9F4C14BBD8E59C16"><p>​"Uncreated Conscience: The Civilizing Force of Fuller's Jurisprudence," in <em>Rediscovering Fuller</em> (1999).</p></div>363PublicationChapter
              Article on "Thomas Reed Powell"http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=352Article on "Thomas Reed Powell"<div class="ExternalClassCEE616B4E6774FBEA7A02E1A1E36C4C6"><p>​Article on "Thomas Reed Powell," in <em>American National Biography</em> (Oxford U. Press 1999).</p></div>352PublicationOther
              Uneasy Burden: What it Means to Think Like a Lawyerhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=323Uneasy Burden: What it Means to Think Like a Lawyer<div class="ExternalClass00639DE672AD4394AB14D086E6C7F6AA"><p>​<em>Uneasy Burden: What it Means to Think Like a Lawyer</em>, 42 Mercer L. Rev. 593 (1996).</p></div>323PublicationArticle
              No Simple Disposition: The Brigham Case and the Future of Local Control Over School Spending in Vermonthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=322No Simple Disposition: The Brigham Case and the Future of Local Control Over School Spending in Vermont<div class="ExternalClassAE974F9264884C42A7BEF3F05FC078EC"><p>​<em>No Simple Disposition: The Brigham Case and the Future of Local Control Over School Spending in Vermont</em>, 22 Vt.L.Rev. 21 (1997).</p></div>322PublicationArticle
              Strains of Music: Understanding the Speech of the Nomoi in Plato's Critohttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=324Strains of Music: Understanding the Speech of the Nomoi in Plato's Crito<div class="ExternalClass78FB013D8D254DD9B17468A186CF3EA1"><p>​<em>Strains of Music: Understanding the Speech of the Nomoi in Plato's Crito</em>, 63 U. Cin. L. Rev . 51 (1994).</p></div>324PublicationArticle
              Complete Achievement: Integrity of Vision and Performance in Berman's Jurisprudencehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=325Complete Achievement: Integrity of Vision and Performance in Berman's Jurisprudence<div class="ExternalClass95BFF53896504600BB7C805FAAD43122"><p>​<em>Complete Achievement: Integrity of Vision and Performance in Berman's Jurisprudence</em>, 42 Emory L.J. 497 (1993).</p></div>325PublicationArticle
              The Difficulties of the Middle Wayhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=360The Difficulties of the Middle Way<div class="ExternalClassBA0CBF6487F24B5C99C04DC91B840401"><p>​<em>The Difficulties of the Middle Way</em>, Bostonia, Fall, 1991.</p></div>360PublicationCommentary
              Trustees and Servants: Government Accountability in Early Vermont Constitutional Experiencehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=359Trustees and Servants: Government Accountability in Early Vermont Constitutional Experience<div class="ExternalClass9C45541E64D4461580E99DE8FDB54621"><p>​<em>Trustees and Servants: Government Accountability in Early Vermont Constitutional Experience</em> (paper presented as part of a series on Vermont issues and submitted to Secretary of State's office for publication (1991)).</p></div>359PublicationOther
              Lapse of Judgmenthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=326Lapse of Judgment<div class="ExternalClassCDD4726030BF414EA6C0A45D8F9B4D07"><p>​<em>Lapse of Judgment</em>, 77 Cal. L. Rev. 1259 (1989).</p></div>326PublicationArticle
              Against the Streamhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=328Against the Stream<div class="ExternalClassD00B14D5F8BB46BC8E60D5E060E99DA9"><p>​<em>Against the Stream</em>, 13 Vt.L.Rev. 13 (1988).</p></div>328PublicationArticle
              Chicago Exposition: The New American Jurisprudence as a Cultural Literaturehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=327Chicago Exposition: The New American Jurisprudence as a Cultural Literature<div class="ExternalClass5ECB408F0DBE49F3922FB3742F8BA852"><p>​<em>Chicago Exposition: The New American Jurisprudence as a Cultural Literature</em>, 39 Mercer L. Rev. 767 (1988).</p></div>327PublicationArticle
              The Burden of the Liberal Songhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=329The Burden of the Liberal Song<div class="ExternalClass42B2C577D1614F3FA03E5125EEB4E5DA"><p>​<em>The Burden of the Liberal Song</em>, 62 Ind. L.J. 1283 (1987).</p></div>329PublicationArticle
              Sentimental Metaphorshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=331Sentimental Metaphors<div class="ExternalClassF357F22A18454A7A8D3AF9A3C7C61AE6"><p>​<em>Sentimental Metaphors</em>, 34 UCLA L. Rev . 537 (1986).</p></div>331PublicationArticle
              Soul of the Fugue: An Essay on Reading Fullerhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=330Soul of the Fugue: An Essay on Reading Fuller<div class="ExternalClassAC3F8A325CFE4082B315B861D508AC12"><p>​<em>Soul of the Fugue: An Essay on Reading Fuller</em>, 70 Minn. L. Rev. 1073 (1986).</p></div>330PublicationArticle
              The Heart of the Lawyer's Crafthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=333The Heart of the Lawyer's Craft<div class="ExternalClass5A3E80792F734AD1A0525CAD20B60D13"><p>​<em>The Heart of the Lawyer's Craft</em>, 42 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 39 (1985).</p></div>333PublicationArticle
              Worlds Beyond Theory: Toward the Expression of an Integrative Ethic for Self and Culturehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=332Worlds Beyond Theory: Toward the Expression of an Integrative Ethic for Self and Culture<div class="ExternalClassAFDEC15C0A3B4B149A3FD19FE04C2B8B"><p>​<em>Worlds Beyond Theory: Toward the Expression of an Integrative Ethic for Self and Culture</em>, 83 Mich.L. Rev . 849 (1985).</p></div>332PublicationArticle
              Articles in Guide to American Lawhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=361Articles in Guide to American Law<div class="ExternalClassEBCB26ED32444AF8ACD49B34A9AD9255"><p>​Articles in Guide to American Law (West Publishing Co. 1983-85): <em>Henry de Bracton</em>; <em>English Bill of Rights</em>; <em>Courts of Common Pleas</em>; <em>Edward the Confessor</em>; <em>Ranulph De Glanvill</em>; <em>Sir Mathew Hale</em>; <em>Sir William Searle Holdsworth</em>; <em>Lanfranc</em>; <em>Sir Thomas Littleton</em>; <em>Court of King's (or Queen's) Bench</em>; <em>Frederick Maitland</em>; <em>Sir Frederick Pollock</em>; <em>John Selden</em>; <em>Selden Society</em>.</p></div>361PublicationOther
              Boundaries of Realism: White's Tort Law in Americahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=334Boundaries of Realism: White's Tort Law in America<div class="ExternalClassFA9C96641D064405BDD3DA7DD319766A"><p>​<em>Boundaries of Realism: White's Tort Law in America</em>, 67 Va. L. Rev. 815 (1981).</p></div>334PublicationArticle
              Handling Consumer Credit Caseshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=365Handling Consumer Credit Cases<div class="ExternalClass8916B50558E54C52B26CF7BAAE9E64F3"><p>​With Fonseca, <em>Handling Consumer Credit Cases</em>, (2d ed., Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Co. 1980).</p></div>365PublicationBook
              Light in Ashes: The Problem of 'Respect for the Rule of Law' in Historyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=336Light in Ashes: The Problem of 'Respect for the Rule of Law' in History<div class="ExternalClass66D4FBC4DA7D426F8C2361C016BEB379"><p>​<em>Light in Ashes: The Problem of 'Respect for the Rule of Law' in History</em>, 53 NYU L. Rev . 241 (1978).</p></div>336PublicationArticle
              Chains of Tradition, Instruments of Freedom: Contours of the Emerging Right to Community in Obscenity Lawhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=335Chains of Tradition, Instruments of Freedom: Contours of the Emerging Right to Community in Obscenity Law<div class="ExternalClass3FA23C402A7E444CAA54BA478B89AD8F"><p>​<em>Chains of Tradition, Instruments of Freedom: Contours of the Emerging Right to Community in Obscenity Law</em>, 7 Cap. City L. Rev. 683 (1978).</p></div>335PublicationArticle
              Gilmore's New Book: Turning and Turning in the Widening Gyrehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=337Gilmore's New Book: Turning and Turning in the Widening Gyre<div class="ExternalClassCC9CB19A77144415BA40DE5C3AC9B438"><p>​<em>Gilmore's New Book: Turning and Turning in the Widening Gyre</em>, 2 Vt. L. Rev. 229 (1977).</p></div>337PublicationArticle
              Channeling Enterprise Activity Through Law: Cases and Materials on Business and Public Policyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=366Channeling Enterprise Activity Through Law: Cases and Materials on Business and Public Policy<div class="ExternalClassAF2D204C7E3E4D4691AA8D457AD468DE"><p>​<em>Channeling Enterprise Activity Through Law: Cases and Materials on Business and Public Poli</em>cy (ASUW U. Washington, 1973).</p></div>366PublicationBook
              East-West Sons of Mark Twainhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=362East-West Sons of Mark Twain<div class="ExternalClassBA6A2D1CD8ED4F999EB63ECE36DBB244"><p>​<em>East-West Sons of Mark Twain</em>, The Nation, Apr. 1966 (book review).</p></div>362PublicationOther
              Louisiana Underlawhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=368Louisiana Underlaw<div class="ExternalClassB216906C0D3D4FDF9CFCF4148F7128DC"><p>​"Louisiana Underlaw," in <em>Southern Justice</em> (Leon Friedman ed., Pantheon Press 1965).</p></div>368PublicationChapter
              Review of Paul S. Gillies Uncommon Law, Ancient roads, and Other Ruminations on Vermont Legal Historyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2976Review of Paul S. Gillies Uncommon Law, Ancient roads, and Other Ruminations on Vermont Legal History<div class="ExternalClassDC63768195B84B15A1A95D6804E391C3"><p>​​Review of Paul S. Gillies Uncommon Law, Ancient roads, and Other Ruminations on Vermont Legal History (2013) in The New England Quarterly, September 2014. </p></div>2976PublicationOther

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              VPR's Morning Editionhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=319VPR's Morning Edition<div class="ExternalClass3E3766BB75D44035B8EFD6159D675BF3"><p>​Professor Peter Teachout was the guest on <em>VPR's Morning Edition</em> interview, which aired in January 2008. He discussed proposed legislation related to the deployment of the Vermont National Guard and the withdrawal of forces in Iraq. <a href="http://vermontlaw.edu/x856.xml"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Professor Michael Mello </font></span></a>offered testimony on the bill at a State House public hearing in April 2008</p></div>319Media Contribution