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Peter ShaneJacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law
Moritz College of Law
204B Mershon Center
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A.B., Social Studies, Harvard University (1974)
J.D., Yale Law School (1977)

Peter Shane has research and teaching interests in constitutional and administrative law (with a particular emphasis on the U.S. presidency, including the executive's foreign and military affairs powers), democratic theory, and the democratic implications of new media. 

Named a 2011 Ohio State Distinguished University Scholar, he has most recently authored Cybersecurity: Shared Risks, Shared Responsibilities, with Jeffrey Hunker (Carolina Academic Press, 2013), based on a 2011 Mershon-suppoprted conference; Connecting Democracy:  Online Consultation and the Flow of Political Communication, with Stephen Coleman (MIT Press, 2011), based on a 2008 Mershon-sponsoed conference; Separation of Powers Law:  Cases and Materials, 3d ed., with Harold Bruff (Carolina Academic Press, 2011); and Madison's Nightmare:  How Executive Power Threatens American Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 2009).  

Shane was a visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School for the 2011-12 academic year, and executive director of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracyin 2008-09. From 2002 to 2006, he was principal investigator for the National Science Foundation-funded Virtual Agora Project, and in 2010 he directed the Knight Foundation-funded Information Stories project with Liv Gjestvang.

Faculty Links
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Department web page
High-resolution photo
Personal website
Blog: Huffington Post
Blog: Shane Reactions

Media Links
Moritz College of Law: NSA surveillance program focus of 'draft symposium' (2013)
Moritz College of Law: Connecting Democracy: Online Consultation and the Flow of Political Communication (2012)
onCampus: Ask the Expert (2011)
Moritz College of Law: Professor Shane receives Distinguished Scholar Award (2011)
Moritz College of Law: What has the Obama presidency meant for the growth of presidential power? (2011) 
Moritz College of Law: Madison's Nightmare: How Executive Power Threatens American Democracy (2009) 
Moritz College of Law: Professor Peter Shane Speaks to National Press Club (2009) 
Moritz College of Law: Professors Shane, Swire Named to Obama-Biden Transition Teams (2008)

Mershon Projects
Cybersecurity: Shared Risks, Shared Responsibility (2010-11)
Online Consultation and Public Policy Making: Democracy, Identity, and New Media (2007-08)