Curriculum Vitae

  • Associate Professor, College Of Law



  • BA, Politics, Pomona College
  • JD, Law, Yale Law School

Honors & Awards

  • Early Career Teaching Award (University-wide). University of Utah, 03/2015
  • Distinguished Faculty Award (vote by students). Student Bar Association, 03/2014
  • Early Career Faculty Award. University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 05/2013


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 campaign of John Kerry in 2003, working in Iowa, Washington State, and California, 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 constitutional structures and the legislative process, as well as on the role politics plays in the U.S. legal system. He has published in such journals as Southern California Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, and Harvard Journal on Legislation, among others.

Professor Teter maintains a robust pro bono practice, with cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the California Supreme Court. 



  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit , Member, 03/2014 - present
  • United States Supreme Court , Member, 11/2013 - present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit , Member, 01/2013 - present
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington , Member, 06/2006 - present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington , Member, 05/2006 - present
  • Washington State Bar , Member, 05/2006 - present
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California , Member, 05/2003 - present
  • California State Bar , Member, 12/2002 - present