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, 1962802-831-1288<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-f49b2d4639a1

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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>338Publication
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?" (2007) in volume of essays published by Kluwer Press on <em>Life, Technology, and the Law</em> (forthcoming).</p></div>341Publication
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>321Publication
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>320Publication
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>363Publication
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>352Publication
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>323Publication
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>322Publication
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>324Publication
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>325Publication
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>360Publication
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>359Publication
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>326Publication
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>328Publication
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>327Publication
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>329Publication
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>331Publication
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>330Publication
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>333Publication
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>332Publication
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>361Publication
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>334Publication
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>365Publication
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>336Publication
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>335Publication
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>337Publication
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>366Publication
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>362Publication
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>368Publication

 

 

 

 

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