Stephen Dycus

Biography

Professor Stephen Dycus is an internationally recognized authority on national security law and environmental law. The courses he has taught at Vermont Law School include Public International Law, National Security Law, Estates, Property, and Water Law. He was founding chair of the National Security Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. He is the lead author of "National Security Law" (the field's leading casebook) and "Counterterrorism Law", and he was founding co-editor in chief of the Journal of National Security Law & Policy.

Professor Dycus earned his BA degree in 1963 and his LLB degree in 1965 from Southern Methodist University. He served as a bank trust officer in Texas and then as assistant dean at Southern Methodist University Law School. He earned his LLM degree in 1976 from Harvard University. He has been a faculty member at Vermont Law School since 1976. He was a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law in 1983-84 and at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, D.C., in 1991. He was a visiting professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from 1991 to 1992 and at Petrozavodsk State University in Karelia, Russia, in 1997. He served on the Vermont Water Resources Board for four years, was a consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy on clean up of nuclear weapons complexes, and was a member of a National Academies committee on cyber warfare. He is a member of the American Law Institute.

Publications

Books

SOLDIERS IN THE STREETS: THE DOMESTIC ROLE OF THE AMERICAN MILITARY (with William C. Banks) (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press 2016)​.

COUNTERTERRORISM LAW, 3rd ed. (with William C. Banks, Peter Raven-Hansen & Stephen I. Vladeck) (New York: Aspen Publishers 2016) (under contract).​

​​COUNTERTERRORISM LAW, 3rd ed. (with William C. Banks, Peter Raven-Hansen & Stephen I. Vladeck)(New York: Aspen Publishers 2016) (under contract).​
​​2015-2014 SUPPLEMENT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY LAW (5TH ED.) and COUNTERTERRORISM LAW (2ND ED.) (with William C. Banks, Peter Raven-Hansen & Stephen I. Vladeck) (New York: Aspen Publishers 2015).
NATIONAL SECURITY LAW, 6th ed. (with Arthur L. Berney, William C. Banks, Peter Raven- Hansen & Stephen I. Vladeck) (New York: Aspen Publishers 2016) (under contract).​
2014-2015 SUPPLEMENT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY LAW (5TH ED.) and COUNTERTERRORISM LAW (2ND ED.) (with William C. Banks, Peter Raven-Hansen & Stephen I. Vladeck) (New York: Aspen Publishers 2014).​

2013-2014 SUPPLEMENT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY LAW (5th ed.) and COUNTERTERRORISM LAW​​ (2nd ed.), with William C. Banks, Peter Raven-Hansen, and Stephen I. Vladeck (New York: Aspen Publishers 2013).​​

2012-2013 SUPPLEMENT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY LAW (5th ed.) and COUNTERTERRORISM LAW (2nd ed.)​, with William C. Banks, Peter Raven-Hansen, and Stephen I. Vladeck (New York: Aspen Publishers 2013).
COUNTERTERRORISM LAW​​​, with William C. Banks and Peter Raven-Hansen (New York: Aspen Publishers 2012).
TEACHER’S MANUAL FOR COUNTERTERRORISM LAW, 2ND ED. (with William C. Banks & Peter Raven-Hansen) (New York: Aspen Publishers 2012)​.
TEACHER'S MANUAL FOR NATIONAL SECURITY LAW (5th ed.)​, with William C. Banks and Peter Raven-Hansen (New York: Aspen Publishers 2012).
2010-2011 SUPPLEMENT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY LAW (4TH ED.) AND COUNTERTERRORISM LAW (with William C. Banks & Peter Raven-Hansen) (New York: Aspen Publishers 2010).​
2009-2010 SUPPLEMENT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY LAW (4TH ED.) AND COUNTERTERRORISM LAW (with William C. Banks & Peter Raven-Hansen) (New York: Aspen Publishers 2009).​
TEACHER’S MANUAL FOR NATIONAL SECURITY LAW, 4TH ED. (with Arthur L. Berney, William C. Banks & Peter Raven-Hansen) (New York: Aspen Publishers 2008).​
2008-2009 SUPPLEMENT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY LAW, 4TH ED. (with Arthur L. Berney, William C. Banks & Peter Raven-Hansen) (New York: Aspen Publishers 2008).​​​
NATIONAL SECURITY LAW, 4th ed. (with Arthur L. Berney, William C. Banks & Peter Raven-Hansen) (New York: Aspen Publishers 2007).​
2005-2006 SUPPLEMENT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY LAW, 3RD ED. (with Arthur L. Berney, William C. Banks & Peter Raven-Hansen) (New York: Aspen Publishers 2005).​
2004-2005 SUPPLEMENT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY LAW, 3RD ED. (with Arthur L. Berney, William C. Banks & Peter Raven-Hansen) (New York: Aspen Publishers 2004).​
2003-2004 SUPPLEMENT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY LAW, 3RD ED. (with Arthur L. Berney, William C. Banks & Peter Raven-Hansen) (New York: Aspen Publishers 2003).​
NATIONAL SECURITY LAW, 3rd ed. (with Arthur L. Berney, William C. Banks & Peter Raven-Hansen) (New York: Aspen Publishers 2002).​
TEACHER’S MANUAL FOR NATIONAL SECURITY LAW, 3RD ED. (with Arthur L. Berney, William C. Banks & Peter Raven-Hansen) (New York: Aspen Publishers 2002).​
NATIONAL SECURITY LAW, 2nd ed. (with Arthur L. Berney, William C. Banks & Peter Raven-Hansen) (Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 1997).​
TEACHER’S MANUAL FOR NATIONAL SECURITY LAW, 2ND ED. (with Arthur L. Berney, William C. Banks & Peter Raven-Hansen) (Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 1997).
NATIONAL DEFENSE AND THE ENVIRONMENT (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England 1996).​
TEACHER’S MANUAL FOR NATIONAL SECURITY LAW (with Arthur L. Berney, William C. Banks & Peter Raven-Hansen) (Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 1990).​
NATIONAL SECURITY LAW (with Arthur L. Berney, William C. Banks & Peter Raven-Hansen) (Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 1990).​
THE CORRELATIVE RIGHTS OF SURFACE AND MINERAL OWNERS IN VERMONT (Environmental Law Center, Vermont Law School 1981).​​
GROUNDWATER LAW IN VERMONT: PLANNING FOR UNCERTAINTY, PLURALISM, AND CONFLICT (Stephen Dycus ed., Vermont Law School 1979).​

Articles

Congress’s Role in Cyber Warfare, 4 J. NAT’L SECURITY L. & POL’Y 155 (2010).​​
Do Americans Need to Give Up More Privacy to Be Safer? and other essays, 35 WM. MITCHELL L. REV. 5031 (2009)​.​
Behind Veil of Terrorism, DOD Wants Blanket Exemptions, ENVTL. FORUM, Sept./Oct. 2005, at ​23.
The Law Teacher as Peacemaker: National Security in the Classroom, 55 J. LEGAL EDUC. 42 (2005)​.​
Osama’s Submarine: National Security and Environmental Protection After 9/11, 30 WM. & MARY ENVTL. L. & POL’Y REV. 1 (2005).​
​The Role of Military Intelligence in Homeland Security, 64 LA. L. REV. 779 (2004).​
​Environmental Baby, Terrorism Bath Water, ENVTL. FORUM, Sept./Oct. 2002, at 45​.
​Nuclear War: Still the Gravest Threat to the Environment, 25 VT. L. REV. 753 (2001).​​
International Law and National Security (2000 Developments) (with Barry Kellman), 35 INT’L LAW. 811 (2001).​
​International Security (1999 Developments) (with Barry Kellman), 34 INT’L LAW. 799 (2000)​.
​International Security (1998 Developments) (with Barry Kellman), 33 INT’L LAW. 591 (1999).​
​Congress’s Role in the Kosovo Crisis​ (with Peter Raven-Hansen), 21 NAT’L SEC. L. REP. (1999).
Quebec Independence and United States Security: A Question of Continuing Rights and Duties, 15 U. ARIZ. J. INT’L & COMP. L. 187 (1998).​
Institutional Controls or Emperor’s Clothes? Long-Term Stewardship of the Nuclear Weapons Complex (with John S. Applegate), 28 ENVTL. L. REP. 10631 (1998).​
​NEPA Secrets, 2 NYU ENVTL. L.J. 300 (1993).​
Nuclear War: A Teaching Guide: Law, BULL. OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS, Dec. 1984, at 17s. ​
Development of a National Groundwater Protection Policy, 11 B.C. ENVTL. AFF. L. REV. 211 (1984).​
Symposium, Hydroelectric Power in New England, 5 VT. L. REV. 185-327 (Stephen Dycus ed., 1980).​​
Legislative Clarification of the Correlative Rights of Surface and Mineral Owners, 33 VAND. L. REV. 871 (1980).​

Chapters

Domestic Military Intelligence Activities, in U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY, INTELLIGENCE AND DEMOCRACY – THE CHURCH COMMITTEE AND THE WAR ON TERROR 162 (Russell Miller ed.) (London: Routledge 2008)​.
Vermont Water Law, in WATERS AND WATER RIGHTS (Robert E. Beck ed.) (Charlottesville: Michie Co. 1994) (with annual supplements to 2004).​

Commentaries

​U.S. Needs a Firm Homeland Plan, NEWSDAY, Feb. 24, 2003, at A21 (op-ed).
Be Careful About Calling in the Cavalry in the Struggle for Homeland Security, L.A. TIMES, July 26, 2002, at B15 (op-ed).​
Book Review, 79 GEO. L. J. 193 (1990) (reviewing Philip G. Schrag, LISTENING FOR THE BOMB (1989)).​
Book Review, 21 NAT. RES. J. 437 (1981) (reviewing Robert V. Bartlett, THE RESERVE MINING CONTROVERSY (1980)).

Presentations

​Panelist, Strengthening National Security by Protecting Public Health, Georgetown University Law School, March 1, 2016.

​"Military Responses to the Effects of Climate Change," Vermont Journal of Environmental Law Symposium, "Rising Temps and Emerging Threats: The Intersection of Climate Change and National Security in the 21st Century," Vermont Law School, October 25, 2013.

​Moderator, 3rd Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, Vermont Law School, October 11, 2013.

"The Scholar's Role in a Dangerous World: A New Look at Military Detention of Civilians,"
The Richard O. Brooks Faculty Scholarship Prize Lecture, Vermont Law School, April 22, 2010.

​"Defense Planning for a Warmer Planet,"
Conference on National Security Challenges and the Obama Administration, Duke University Law School, April 16, 2010.

Awards & Accomplishments

Awards, Honors or Grants

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

Service Work

Member, National Research Council Committee on Deterring Cyberattacks: Informing Strategies and Developing Options for U.S. Policy, 2009-2010.

Affiliations

U.S. Department of Energy – consultant 1998-2001.
​National Academies/National Research Council – Committee on Deterring Cyberattacks: Informing Strategies and Developing Options for U.S. Policy – member 2009-2010.​

​Water Resources Board, State of Vermont – member 1993-1997.

​Co-editor in Chief, Journal of National Security Law & Policy, 2004-2008.

ABA Standing Committee on Law & National Security – Advisory Comm. 2004-2007, Special Advisor 2008

​Member, American Law Institute, 2000-present. ​

​Chair, Environmental Law Section, Association of American Law Schools, 1984-85.