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Zephyr Teachout

Professor Zephyr Teachout

Professor of Law

Email: [email protected]
Office: Room 7-102
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Faculty Assistant: Christian Steriti
Email: [email protected]


Zephyr Teachout is a Law Professor and has taught at Fordham Law School since 2009. She teaches corporations, antitrust, and democracy theory. Her most recent book, Break 'em Up, Recovering our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money, explores the intersection of antimonopoly law, labor, and democracy. Her prior book, Corruption in America, traces the history of the meaning of corruption in American law. Her writing has appeared in the New York TimesForeign Affairs, The New York Review of Books, Washington PostThe Nation and The New Republic. Before joining Fordham, Teachout was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke Law School, a visiting faculty at Harvard's Berkman Center, and an internationally recognized pioneer in internet organizing.  

She grew up in Vermont and received her BA from Yale in English and then graduated summa cum laude from Duke Law School, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. She also received an MA in Political Science from Duke. She clerked for Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • 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

Areas of Interest

  • Antitrust
  • Law of Democracy
  • Corruption
  • Antitrust Law
  • Election Law
  • American Legal History
  • Constitutional Law
  • Law and Inequality   


  • JD, summa cum laude, Duke Law School
  • MA, Political Science, Duke University
  • BA, Yale University