ZEPHYR R. TEACHOUT [email protected] Education 1996 – 1999 1996 – 1999 1989 – 1993 Experience 2005 2005 DUKE UNIVERSITY, School of Law, Durham, NC J.D., 1999, summa cum laude Editor‐in‐Chief, Duke Law Journal DUKE UNIVERSITY, Department of Political Science, Durham, NC Master of Arts degree in Political Science, 1999 Concentration in game theory and comparative politics. Master’s Papers: “A Formal Theory of Secession”; “Post‐Secession Federalism in the Horn of Africa” YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, CT Bachelor of Arts degree in English, 1993, with Distinction in the Major Editor‐in‐Chief, The Yale Daily News Magazine BUSINESS CONSULTANT, Burlington, VT Working with businesses, nonprofits and universities on developing web‐enabled communities through software, media campaigns, and internal restructuring. Clients include NewsILike, Current TV, University of Vermont’s Department of Continuing Education, and the International Rescue Committee. BERKMAN CENTER FOR INTERNET & SOCIETY, HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, Cambridge, MA Fellow. Researching internet driven, continuous offline communities and voluntary associations. 2004 BAOBABS COLLEGE LABS, San Francisco, CA Executive Director. With Mitch Kapor, created and ran short term (two month) effort dedicated to cultivating college organizers and encouraging internet organizing innovations. Experimented with free software, and tracked uses and failures of types of software by college students. 2004 AMERICA COMING TOGETHER, Washington, DC Internet Consultant. Helped grow email list from 8,000 to nearly 300,000 in 8 months. Developed tool (www.acthere.com) that enabled organizers to create and promote their own events while marketing their pre‐existing affiliations and communities. 2003 – 2004 DEAN FOR AMERICA, Burlington, VT Director of Internet Organizing (Research & Development). Led all major organizing technology innovations on Dean’s Internet Campaign (Get Local, DeanLink, Posters for America, Letters for America, Phone Banking, Meetup Host Software, Feedback, Radio for America, Deanspace). Designed online tools and managed software developers, working with grassroots supporters to improve usability. Led national grassroots events, 2001 – 2002 2001 – 2002 wrote regularly for blog and website, and cultivated grassroots communities. Worked closely with communications department to generate positive press for innovations. Nominated by Margaret Carlson as Political Rookie of the Year. FAIR TRIAL INITIATIVE, Durham, NC Co‐Founder, Executive Director. Founded and ran nonprofit dedicated to recruiting and training young lawyers to become capital trial attorneys. Developed training and mentoring program offering two year fellowships and pro bono placements in North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia. CENTER FOR DEATH PENALTY LITIGATION; LAW OFFICES OF ZEPHYR TEACHOUT, Durham, NC Attorney. Represented death row inmates in direct appeals and post‐conviction appeals. Drafted two class action lawsuits on behalf of death row inmates in North Carolina; drafted briefs in lawsuit against McDonald’s for non‐vegetarian french fries 1999 – 2000 CHIEF JUDGE EDWARD R. BECKER, U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT, Philadelphia, PA Law Clerk 1999 – 1999 WACHTELL, LIPTON, ROSEN & KATZ, New York, NY Summer Associate, Corporate Litigation Department 1998 – 1998 WILLIAMS & CONNOLLY, Washington, D.C. Summer Associate, Litigation Department 1997 – 1997 RUBIN, KIDNEY, MYER & DEWOLFE, Barre, VT Summer Associate. 1994 – 1994 RE‐ELECTION CAMPAIGN, VERMONT GOVERNOR HOWARD DEAN, Montpelier, VT Operations Director. Wrote and designed all campaign literature, organized events, maintained database, designed and wrote poll, researched issues and opposition. Publications “Defining and Punishing Abroad: The Extraterritorial Reach of the Offenses Clause” (Duke Law Journal, May 1999); Come Together, Right –The Unlit Fuse (Personal Democracy Forum, November 2004), The Internet and Voluntary Associations (Duke Law Journal, forthcoming May 2006), Lateral Webtools for Small Organizations (Social Policy March 2005). Currently editing a book with UVM Professor Thomas Streeter on the Dean campaign. Activities Unadilla Theater, Calais, Vermont (1994, 1995, 2004); Chair, Clemency Committee, North Carolina Coalition Against the Death Penalty (2001‐2002); Legislative Committee, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (2002); American Bar Association (2001‐2002); Montpelier High School Assistant Track Coach (1994); Montpelier High School Assistant Ski Coach (1994‐1995); Marathon Running (Boston, Philadelphia, Marine Corps); Bicycling (solo cross country 1999). Languages Proficient in French and German.
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