Peter Shane

Peter Shane

Peter Shane

Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law


Moritz College of Law
55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Administrative Law
  • Civic Engagement
  • Constitutional Law
  • E-Democracy


  • A.B., Harvard, Social Studies, 1974 (magna cum laude)
  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1977
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.