Zephyr Teachout

Zephyr Teachout

Associate Professor of Law

Telephone: 646.312.8722
E-mail:zteachout@law.fordham.edu
Office: Room 7-102

Research & Teaching Areas

Bio

An immensely talented and creative scholar, Professor Teachout brings a rich background in laws governing political behavior, both domestically and abroad, as well as the insights of her original work on corruption and its constitutional history.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Duke University
  • National Director, Sunlight Foundation
  • Lecturer, University of Vermont
  • Political Consultant for nonprofits, political campaigns and citizen journalism organizations
  • Non-resident Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School
  • Director of Internet Organizing, Dean for America (Howard Dean’s Presidential Campaign)
  • Co-Founding Executive Director, The Fair Trial Initiative
  • Staff Attorney, Center for Death Penalty Litigation
  • Clerk, Chief Judge Edward R. Becker, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Selected Publications

  • Corruption in America" (Harvard U. Press, Forthcoming 2014).
  • Why Do Secessions Succeed? A Game Theoretic Model (in progress).
  • Extraterritorial Electioneering and the Globalization of American Elections, BERKELEY J. INT’L L. (forthcoming).
  • The Anti-Corruption Principle, 94 CORNELL L. REV. 341 (2009).
  • Original Intent: How the Founding Fathers Would Clean Up K Street, DEMOCRACY: A JOURNAL OF IDEAS 11 (Winter 2009).
  • Mousepads, Shoe Leather and Hope: Lessons from the Howard Dean Campaign for the Future of Internet Politics (Paradigm Press, 2007) (ed. with T. Streeter).
  • The Historical Roots of Citizens United v. FEC: How Anarchists and Academics Accidentally Created Corporate Speech Rights
    Harvard Law and Policy Review, Vol. 5, p. 163, 2011
  • The Unenforceable Corrupt Contract: Corruption and 19th Century Contract Law,
    NYU Review of Law and Social Change, Vol. 35, p. 693, 2011
  • The Anti-Corruption Principle, 94 CORNELL L. REV. 341 (2009).
  • Original Intent: How the Founding Fathers Would Clean Up K Street, DEMOCRACY: A JOURNAL OF IDEAS 11 (Winter 2009).
    Mousepads, Shoe Leather and Hope: Lessons from the Howard Dean Campaign for the Future of Internet Politics (Paradigm Press, 2007) (ed. with T. Streeter).

Education

  • J.D., summa cum laude, Duke Law School
  • M.A., Political Science, Duke University
  • B.A., Yale University