Gary Peller

Professor of Law

B.A., Emory; J.D., Harvard

Areas of Expertise:

Civil Rights and Discrimination, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Education Law, Jurisprudence and Philosophy, Torts

After graduating from law school, where he served on the Harvard Law Review and won the Sears Prize, Professor Peller clerked for the Honorable Morris...

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After graduating from law school, where he served on the Harvard Law Review and won the Sears Prize, Professor Peller clerked for the Honorable Morris Lasker of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He was a member of the University of Virginia Law faculty from 1982-1988 prior to joining the Georgetown faculty. He has taught Constitutional Law, Contracts, Torts, Civil Rights, Bargain, Exchange & Liability, Criminal Procedure, Radical Legal Thought, and Jurisprudence at Georgetown. His writings are primarily in the field of legal theory and legal history. His most recent book is Critical Race Consciousness: Reconsidering American Ideologies of Racial Justice (Paradigm 2012).

Recent Scholarship

Books

  • Gary Peller, Critical Race Consciousness: Reconsidering American Ideologies of Racial Justice (Boulder, Colo.: Paradigm Publishers 2011).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Gary Peller, Privilege, 104 Geo. L.J. 883-920 (2016).    [W]
  • Gary Peller, The Moynihan Report, Self-Help, and Black Power, 8 Geo. J.L. & Mod. Critical Race Persp. 39-56 (2016).    [W]
  • Gary Peller, Legal Education and the Legitimation of Racial Power, 65 J. Legal Educ. 405-413 (2015).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Gary Peller, The True Left, 10 Unbound: Harv. J. Legal Left 101-109 (2015).    [W] [WWW]
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All Scholarship 2000 - Present

Books

  • Gary Peller, Critical Race Consciousness: Reconsidering American Ideologies of Racial Justice (Boulder, Colo.: Paradigm Publishers 2011).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Gary Peller, Privilege, 104 Geo. L.J. 883-920 (2016).    [W]
  • Gary Peller, The Moynihan Report, Self-Help, and Black Power, 8 Geo. J.L. & Mod. Critical Race Persp. 39-56 (2016).    [W]
  • Gary Peller, Legal Education and the Legitimation of Racial Power, 65 J. Legal Educ. 405-413 (2015).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Gary Peller, The True Left, 10 Unbound: Harv. J. Legal Left 101-109 (2015).    [W] [WWW]
  • Gary Peller, History, Identity, and Alienation, 43 Conn. L. Rev. 1479-1502 (2011).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Gary Peller & Mark V. Tushnet, State Action and a New Birth of Freedom, 92 Geo. L.J. 779-817 (2004).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Gary Peller, A Subversive Strand of the Warren Court, 59 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1141-1165 (2002).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Gary Peller, Civil Rights (Update 2), Entry, in 1 Encyclopedia of the American Constitution 399 (Leonard W. Levy, Kenneth L. Karst & Adam Winkler eds., New York: MacMillan Reference USA 2d ed. 2000).    [BOOK]
  • Gary Peller, Critical Race Theory, Entry, in 2 Encyclopedia of the American Constitution 726 (Leonard W. Levy, Kenneth L. Karst & Adam Winkler eds., New York: MacMillan Reference USA 2d ed. 2000).    [BOOK]
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In the News

"Product Liability Cases To Watch In 2017," coverage in Law 360, January 2, 2017, featuring Professor Gary Peller.

"GM Employee Stock Info Bid Nixed In Ignition Switch MDL," coverage by Law 360, December 14, 2016, mentioning Professor Gary Peller.

"GM Asks Supreme Court To Review Bankruptcy Shield Ruling," coverage by Law 360, December 13, 2016, mentioning Professor Gary Peller.

"The Top Product Liability Cases Of 2016: Year-End Report," coverage by Law 360, December 9, 2016, mentioning Professor Gary Peller.

"Liberal professor watchlist raises alarm among faculty at SU and its peer institutions," coverage by the Daily Orange, December 5, 2016, quoting Professor Gary Peller.

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"Product Liability Cases To Watch In 2017," coverage in Law 360, January 2, 2017, featuring Professor Gary Peller.

"GM Employee Stock Info Bid Nixed In Ignition Switch MDL," coverage by Law 360, December 14, 2016, mentioning Professor Gary Peller.

"GM Asks Supreme Court To Review Bankruptcy Shield Ruling," coverage by Law 360, December 13, 2016, mentioning Professor Gary Peller.

"The Top Product Liability Cases Of 2016: Year-End Report," coverage by Law 360, December 9, 2016, mentioning Professor Gary Peller.

"Liberal professor watchlist raises alarm among faculty at SU and its peer institutions," coverage by the Daily Orange, December 5, 2016, quoting Professor Gary Peller.

"Liberal law professors called out for being, um, liberal," coverage in The National Jurist, December 2, 2016, featuring Professor Gary Peller.

"New conservative ‘watch list’ targets professors for advancing ‘leftist propaganda’," coverage in The Washington Post, December 1, 2016, featuring Professor Gary Peller.

"Several law profs land on watch list of academics who advance 'leftist propaganda'," coverage in The ABA Journal, November 29, 2016, featuring Professor Gary Peller.

"GM Returns To NY Judge Seeking Ignition Liability Limit," coverage by Law 360, Nov. 14, 2016, mentioning Professor Gary Peller.

"GM Asks 2nd Circ. To Pause Bankruptcy Shield Ruling," coverage by Law 360, September 21, 2016, mentioning Professor Gary Peller.

"GM Urges 2nd Circ. To Rehear Ignition Switch Dispute," coverage by Law 360, August 10, 2016, mentioning Professor Gary Peller.

"2nd Circ. Says 'Buyer Beware' In GM Ruling On Ch. 11 Sale," coverage in Law 360, July 15, 2016, mentioning Professor Gary Peller.

"GM Ignition Switch Claims Resurrected By 2nd Circ.," coverage in Law 360, July 13, 2016, featuring Professor Gary Peller.

"New GM Fights To Keep Liability Wall In Ignition Switch Cases," coverage by Law 360, January 11, 2016, featuring Professor Gary Peller.

"2nd Circ. Asked To Reverse GM Bankruptcy Protection Ruling," coverage by Law360, November 17, 2015, featuring Professor Gary Peller

"GM Says States Are Attempting To Dodge Litigation Stay," Law360, July 13, 2015, mentioning Professor Gary Peller.

"GM MDL Judge Reinstates More Than 100 Tossed Suits," coverage in Law 360, March 13, 2015, featuring Professor Gary Peller.

"Dismissal Of GM MDL Claims Slammed As ‘Unprecedented'," coverage in Law360, January 5, 2015, featuring Professor Gary Peller.

"Lies And Video: Eric Garner Case Shows Why 'Narrative Backdrop' Matters As Much As Images," coverage in the International Business Times, December 5, 2014, featuring Professor Gary Peller.

"Some GM Plaintiffs Seek a Way Around Bankruptcy Stay," coverage in The National Law Journal, August 21, 2014, featuring Professor Gary Peller.

Book TV at Georgetown University Law Center: Gary Peller, "Critical Race Consciousness: Reconsidering American Ideologies of Racial Justice," February 9, 2014, an interview with Professor Gary Peller on C-SPAN 2.

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