Michael Justin Teter
Associate Professor of Law
Professor Teter joined the faculty as an associate professor of law in 2011. Prior to that, he was a visiting professor of politics at Pomona College and a teaching fellow in the Federal Legislation & Administrative Clinic at Georgetown Law.
Professor Teter received his B.A. in Politics from Pomona College and his J.D. from Yale Law School. After law school, Professor Teter worked as a union-side labor lawyer in Los Angeles before joining the presidential campagin of John Kerry in 2003, working in Iowa, Washington State, and Califorinia, before serving as the Kerry-Edwards Wisconsin State Field Director. He directed the re-election campaign of Senator Herb Kohl before going to work as a litigation associate at Perkins Coie in Seattle, Washington.
Professor Teter's research focuses on the intersection of constititutional structures and the legislative process, as well as on the role politics plays in the U.S. legal system. He maintains a robust pro bono practice and is currently part of a legal team representing a young woman incarcerated in California since the age of sixteen and origianally sentenced to life without parole.