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
"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.
"What is critical race theory and why is it causing controversy in Colorado schools," coverage by ABC 7 Denver, July 8, 2021, featuring Professor Gary Peller.
"Wisconsin congressman wants to ban academic theory that explores systemic racism in D.C. schools," coverage in Spectrum News 1, June 25, 2021, featuring Professor Gary Peller.
"Why are states lining up to ban critical race theory?," coverage in University World News, June 12, 2021, featuring Professor Gary Peller.