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Philip J. Harter

Professor Emeritus
School of Law

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Harter, Philip

Philip Harter joined the faculty in 2003 after serving as the Director of the Program on Consensus, Democracy and Governance at Vermont Law School, which was funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to explore democratic approaches to increasing the role of the private sector in making decisions with public implications.

He was a member of the Honors Program of the U.S. Department of Transportation and then practiced law with the firm of Shea & Gardner in Washington, DC. He served as senior staff attorney for the Administrative Conference of the United States from 1975 to 1977; in 1976 he was co-chair of President Ford’s Task Force on the Revision of OSHA Safety Standards.

He next practiced law from 1977 to 1980 with the Washington office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. From 1980 until 2002 he was a mediator specializing in complex, controversial, multi-party issues involving government policy.

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