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Philip N. Meyer

Professor of Law

LLM, Columbia University, 1985;
JD, Vermont Law School, 1980;
MFA, University of Iowa, 1973;
BA, Brandeis University, 1971

Phone: 802-831-1027


Professor Philip N. Meyer is an award winning writer and teacher who received his BA from Brandeis University, his MFA from The Writer's Workshop of the University of Iowa, and his JD from Vermont Law School. After clerking in the Office of the Vermont Defender General in Montpelier, he served as an instructor of legal writing at Vermont Law School from 1980 to 1981. He then served as an attorney with the firm of Slavitt, Connery and Vardamis in Norwalk, Connecticut, and as an instructor in the Legal Skills and Civil Legal Clinic of the University of Bridgeport School of Law. In 1985, he received his LLM from Columbia University. From 1986 to 1987, he served as an instructor of legal writing and lawyering skills at New York University School of Law and was coordinator of the lawyering program from 1987 to 1988.

Professor Meyer served as assistant professor of law and director of legal writing at the University of Connecticut School of Law from 1988 to 1991 and was awarded a citation for teaching excellence. After serving as an adjunct professor at the City University of New York School of Law from 1991 to 1992, he rejoined the VLS faculty in 1992. He has served as program chair of the Association of American Law Schools' Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research and as chair and program chair of the Section of Law and Humanities. He has also served as the Vermont Law School delegate to the AALS House of Delegates. He served as associate editor of Legal Studies Forum from 1996 to 1998.