Mark D. Oettinger

Montroll, Backus & Oettinger, P.C.

126 College Street, Suite 400

Burlington, Vermont 05401

(802) 274-5166


Montroll, Backus & Oettinger, P.C., Burlington, Vermont. (2014-present)

General Counsel, Vermont Agency of Education, Montpelier, Vermont. (2006-2013)

Trial, Business and International Lawyer, Lisman & Webster, Burlington, Vermont. (1996-2006)

Senior Fulbright Scholar, Petrozavodsk State University Law Faculty, Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia (US Courts & Trial Practice; US Property and Business Law). 3 related published articles (see

Publications, below). (Fall 1995)

Trial and Business Lawyer, Bloomberg & Oettinger, Burlington, Vermont. (1982-1995)

Associate, O’Donnell Law Offices, Woodstock, Vermont. (1981-1982)

Judicial Clerk, Vermont Supreme Court, Montpelier, Vermont. (1980-1981)

Education-Related Associations

National Council of State Education Attorneys (NCOSEA), 2006-present

President, 2012

National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Board of Directors, 2012

Military Interstate Child Compact Commission (MIC3)

Vermont Military Compact Commissioner, 2011-2015


Adjunct Professor, International Business Transactions and Transnational Law, Vermont Law School (1999-present)

Senior Fulbright Scholar, Petrozavodsk State University Law Faculty (Russia, 1995)

Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Champlain College (1983-1999)

Frequent presenter at Vermont and American Bar Association seminars

Jessup International Moot Court Competition (coaching and judging moot court)

Instructor, National Ski Patrol (Emergency Medicine, Pedagogy)

Student Teacher, Logic, Dartmouth College


Numerous publications in Vermont Bar Journal, American Bar Association Affiliate magazine, National Ski Patrol’s Patroller magazine, and Vermont Standard bridge column.

Rule of Law Activities

World Service Authority (2013-present)

Director, World Court of Human Rights Development Project

International Rule of Law Consortium (1991-present)

Co-founder and principal

28 pro bono trips to Russia

Initiatives include bar association creation, jury trial training, privatization of property, commercial law, criminal law, juvenile justice, domestic violence, alternative dispute resolution, publication of precedents, and the creation of legal and environmental clinics

International Trade Activities

Vermont International Trade Alliance (co-founder and board member)

Vermont Environmental Consortium (co-founder and board member)

Export Legal Assistance Network, Vermont representative (1998-present)

Bar Association Activities

Vermont Bar Association

Board of Managers, 1987-1992

Chair, Young Lawyers Section, 1989-1991

Chair, Bench/Bar Committee, 1992-1996

Chair and Founder, International Law Committee, 1991-2006 and 2013-present


Ghana International School (1964-1969)

Hanover High School (1969-1971) (Highest Distinction)

Dartmouth College (1971-1975) (Distinction, Analytic Philosophy)

Albany Law School (1977-1980) (Law Review Author and Editor)

Community Service

National Ski Patrol (1972-present - patroller; instructor trainer; former regional director)

Vermont Karelia Sister State Committee, Chair (1998-present; gubernatorial appointee)

Vermont Fulbright Chapter (1996-present)

Vermont Council on World Affairs (board member, frequent host and presenter)

Open World Program (frequent host and presenter)

International Visitor Program (host and presenter)

Community Connections Program (host and presenter)


Basic French and German