Peter M. Shane

Peter M. Shane


Associate Professor and Professor of Law

Biographical Information

Dean Shane received his A.B. from Harvard and his JD from Yale. He clerked for Judge Alvin B. Rubin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, and went on to become an Attorney Advocate in the Office of Legal Counsel of the Department of Justice. He then became Assistant General Counsel for the Office of Management & Budget before coming to Iowa Law. After his service at Iowa, he became Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh.

Associate Professor (1981-85); Professor of Law (1985-94)




Peter Shane, Administrative Law: The American Public Law System, 3d with Jerry L. Mashaw and Richard A. Merrill. St. Paul, MN: West Pub. Co., 1992, xxxv, 1187 pages.
Peter Shane, The Law of Presidential Power: Cases and Materials, with Harold H. Bruff. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 1988, xxii, 940 pages.


Peter Shane, “Voting Rights and the Statutory Constitution.” 56 Law and Contemporary Problems 243 (1993).
Peter Shane, “Presidents, Pardons, and Prosecutors: Legal Accountability and the Separation of Powers.” 11 Yale Law & Policy Review 361 (1993).
Peter Shane, “Who May Discipline or Remove Federal Judges? A Constitutional Analysis.” 142 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 209 (1993).
Peter Shane, “The Rust That Corrodes: State Action, Free Speech, and the Pursuit of Responsibility.” 52 La. L. Rev. 1585 (1992).
Peter Shane, “Negotiating for Knowledge: Administrative Responses to Congressional Demands for Information.” 44 Administrative Law Review 197 (1992).
Peter Shane, “Structure, Relationship, Ideology, or, How Would We Know a New Public Law If We Saw It.” 89 Michigan Law Review 837-874 (1991).
Peter Shane, “Why Are So Many People So Unhappy? Habits of Thought and Resistance to Diversity in Legal Education.” 75 Iowa Law Review 1033 (1990).
Peter Shane, "Independent Policymaking and Presidential Power: A Constitutional Analysis," 57 George Washington Law Review 596 (1989).
Peter Shane, "Rights, Remedies and Restraint." 64 Chicago Kent Law Review 531 (1989).
Peter Shane, "Separation of Powers and the Rule of Law: The Virtues of 'Seeing the Trees.’" 30 William & Mary Law Review 375 (1989).
Peter Shane, "Compulsory Education and the Tension between Liberty and Equality: A Comment on Professor Dworkin." 73 Iowa Law Review 97 (1987).
Peter Shane, "Legal Disagreement and Negotiation in a Government of Laws: The Case of Executive Privilege Claims against Congress." 71 Minnesota Law Review 461 (1987).
Peter Shane, "Conventionalism in Constitutional Interpretation and the Place of Administrative Agencies." 36 American University Law Review 573 (1987).
Peter Shane, "Equal Protection, Free Speech, and the Selective Prosecution of Draft Nonregistrants." 72 Iowa Law Review 359 (1987).
Peter Shane, “Federal Policy Making by Consent Decree: An Analysis of Agency and Judicial Discretion.” 1987 University of Chicago Legal Forum 241.
Peter Shane, "Prophets and Provocateurs.” 37 Journal of Legal Education 529 (1987) 4 pages.
Peter Shane, "School Desegregation Remedies and the Fair Governance of Schools." 132 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1041 (1984).
Peter Shane, "Presidential Regulatory Oversight and the Separation of Powers: The Constitutionality of Executive Order No. 12,291." 23 Arizona Law Review 1235 (1981).