Peter M. Shane
Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law
Peter M. Shane
- (614) 688-3014
- Drinko 467
- A.B., Harvard, Social Studies, 1974 (magna cum laude)
- J.D., Yale Law School, 1977
Areas of Expertise
- Administrative Law
- Civic Engagement
- Constitutional Law
- Judicial Appointment
- Media and Democracy
- President, U.S.
- Separation of Powers
Autumn 2013 Courses
Professor Shane came to Ohio State in 2003 from Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management. He is an internationally recognized scholar in administrative law, with a specialty in separation of powers law, and has co-authored leading casebooks on each subject. He has served on the faculty at the University of Iowa College of Law and was dean at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
In addition to his outstanding law teaching and scholarship, Professor Shane has received a National Science Foundation grant for interdisciplinary study related to cyberspace and democracy. At Ohio State, he provides strong leadership in interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching.
- Executive Director of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy, 2008-2009.
- Inaugural Visiting "Foreign Chair," University of Ghent Program in Foreign and Comparative Law, Ghent, Belgium.
- Citation of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives for outstanding contributions as dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law
- Highlighted as one of 40 “Young Leaders of the Academy” in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, January-February 1998 (published by the American Association for Higher Education).
- University Distinguished Scholar, The Ohio State University, 2011
- Shane, Madison's Nightmare: How Executive Power Threatens American Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 2009).
- P. Shane, ed., Democracy Online: The Prospects for Political Renewal through the Internet (Routledge, 2004).
- P. Shane, J. Podesta and R. Leone, eds., A Little Knowledge: Privacy, Security and Public Information After September 11 (Century Foundation Press, 2004).
- P. Shane & H. Bruff, Separation of Powers Law: Cases and Materials (Carolina Academic Press, 2d ed., 2005).
- J. Mashaw, R. Merrill, & P. Shane, Administrative Law: The American Public Law System (West Group, 5th ed. 2003).
- Madison's Nightmare: How Executive Power Threatens American Democracy - Peter Shane discusses his new book, Sept. 2009
- Too Much Presidential Power?, Peter Shane, Aug. 16, 2009
- Watch Professor Shane discuss presidential powers during an alumni panel at Yale Law School, Oct. 12, 2007