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).
U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
"Oklahoma governor calls for public schools audit for potential mishandling of public funds and teaching CRT," coverage on CNN, July 8, 2022, featuring Professor Gary Peller.
"Bad Takes: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's rage at Critical Race Theory is only his latest distraction attempt," coverage in The San Antonio Current, March 2, 2022, featuring Professor Gary Peller.
"ACLU sues Oklahoma over law prohibiting critical race theory topics from being taught in schools," coverage by CNN, October 19, 2021, featuring Professor Gary Peller.
"Critical race theory has become a social and political lightning rod. This is how we got here," coverage by CNN, July 14, 2021, featuring Professor Gary Peller.