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.
"A Time to Die: A Constitutional Right to Death with Dignity?" in Life, Technology, and the Law (Kluwer Press 2007).
The Difficulties of the Middle Way, Bostonia, Fall, 1991.
Trustees and Servants: Government Accountability in Early Vermont, 31 Vt.L.Rev. 857-905 (2006).
Holocaust Denial and Freedom of Speech: From the Perspective of U.S. Constitutional Law, Vt.L.Rev. (2006).
Uneasy Burden: What it Means to Think Like a Lawyer, 42 Mercer L. Rev. 593 (1996).
No Simple Disposition: The Brigham Case and the Future of Local Control Over School Spending in Vermont, 22 Vt.L.Rev. 21 (1997).
Strains of Music: Understanding the Speech of the Nomoi in Plato's Crito, 63 U. Cin. L. Rev . 51 (1994).
Complete Achievement: Integrity of Vision and Performance in Berman's Jurisprudence, 42 Emory L.J. 497 (1993).
Lapse of Judgment, 77 Cal. L. Rev. 1259 (1989).
Against the Stream, 13 Vt.L.Rev. 13 (1988).
Chicago Exposition: The New American Jurisprudence as a Cultural Literature, 39 Mercer L. Rev. 767 (1988).
The Burden of the Liberal Song, 62 Ind. L.J. 1283 (1987).
Sentimental Metaphors, 34 UCLA L. Rev . 537 (1986).
Soul of the Fugue: An Essay on Reading Fuller, 70 Minn. L. Rev. 1073 (1986).
The Heart of the Lawyer's Craft, 42 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 39 (1985).
Worlds Beyond Theory: Toward the Expression of an Integrative Ethic for Self and Culture, 83 Mich.L. Rev . 849 (1985).
Boundaries of Realism: White's Tort Law in America, 67 Va. L. Rev. 815 (1981).
Chains of Tradition, Instruments of Freedom: Contours of the Emerging Right to Community in Obscenity Law, 7 Cap. City L. Rev. 683 (1978).
Light in Ashes: The Problem of 'Respect for the Rule of Law' in History, 53 NYU L. Rev . 241 (1978).
Gilmore's New Book: Turning and Turning in the Widening Gyre, 2 Vt. L. Rev. 229 (1977).
Article on "Thomas Reed Powell," in American National Biography (Oxford U. Press 1999).
Trustees and Servants: Government Accountability in Early Vermont Constitutional Experience (paper presented as part of a series on Vermont issues and submitted to Secretary of State's office for publication (1991)).
Articles in Guide to American Law (West Publishing Co. 1983-85): Henry de Bracton; English Bill of Rights; Courts of Common Pleas; Edward the Confessor; Ranulph De Glanvill; Sir Mathew Hale; Sir William Searle Holdsworth; Lanfranc; Sir Thomas Littleton; Court of King's (or Queen's) Bench; Frederick Maitland; Sir Frederick Pollock; John Selden; Selden Society.
East-West Sons of Mark Twain, The Nation, Apr. 1966 (book review).
Review of Paul S. Gillies Uncommon Law, Ancient roads, and Other Ruminations on Vermont Legal History (2013) in The New England Quarterly, September 2014.
"Uncreated Conscience: The Civilizing Force of Fuller's Jurisprudence," in Rediscovering Fuller (1999).
"Louisiana Underlaw," in Southern Justice (Leon Friedman ed., Pantheon Press 1965).
With Fonseca, Handling Consumer Credit Cases, (2d ed., Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Co. 1980).
Channeling Enterprise Activity Through Law: Cases and Materials on Business and Public Policy (ASUW U. Washington, 1973).