Lead Editors

Peter Shane

Founding General Editor; Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law

Professor Shane can be contacted at shane.29@osu.edu.




Professor Peter M. 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.

Dennis Hirsch

Privacy Editor; Geraldine W. Howell Professor of Law

Professor Hirsch can be reached at hirsch.151@osu.edu.




Dennis Hirsch is Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Data and Governance at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  He also holds the title of Professor of Law at Capital University Law School.

Professor Hirsch’s research interests lie at the intersection of governance theory and information privacy law and he has written extensively in this area.  He also writes about European data protection law, comparative information privacy law, and the instructive similarities between environmental law and privacy regulation.  In 2010, he served as a Fulbright Senior Professor at the University of Amsterdam where he produced a leading study on collaborative Dutch data protection regulation. Professor Hirsch has published articles in the Illinois Law Review, the Georgia Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, theAdministrative Law Review and numerous other law journals.  He is the co-author (with Jerry Anderson) of Environmental Law Practice: Problems and Exercises for Skills Development (Carolina Academic Press), a textbook adopted at over thirty law schools. He teaches courses on Information Privacy Law, Big Data Law and Policy, and Environmental Law.

Prior to joining the Moritz law faculty, Professor Hirsch served as the Geraldine W. Howell Professor (2008-2015) and as Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Development (2005-2007) at Capital University Law School.  He has been a Visiting Professor at Notre Dame Law School and at Drake University Law School.  He is the Reporter for the Uniform Law Commission Drafting Committee on Employee and Student Online Privacy, the Chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Defamation and Privacy, and the Co-Organizer of the University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law, Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy – a course in which he enjoys teaching each July.

A graduate of Columbia University and the Yale Law School, Professor Hirsch has served as Articles Editor for the Yale Law Journal, as Law Clerk to the Hon. John M. Walker, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, as an Associate at Sidley Austin LLP, and as Counsel to the Firm at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.


Peter Swire

Co-Founding Editor Emeritus; Nancy J. and Lawrence P. Huang Professor of Law and Ethics

Professor Swire can be reached at Peter.Swire@scheller.gatech.edu

Professor Peter Swire is an expert in the fields of privacy, computer security, and the law of cyberspace. He is lead author of the books Information Privacy: Official Reference for the Certified Information Privacy Professional (2007). He has recently been published in the Journal on Telecommunications & High Technology Law, the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, and the Law/Technology Journal. From 1999-2001, Professor Swire took leave from Ohio State in order to serve as the Clinton Administration’s Chief Counselor for Private in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Prior to joining the Moritz faculty, he taught as an associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. He also worked as an associate at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy in Washington, D.C. and served as a clerk to the Honorable Ralph K. Winter, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.