Peter M. Shane
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Shane is an expert in constitutional and administrative law (with special focus on separation of powers, federalism, and equality issues), as well as policy issues at the intersection of law, public policy, and media. He has written extensively on governmental uses of new media to engage the general citizenry in public policy making, and has been a consultant to the FCC on its use of new media, as well as its assessment of the contemporary U.S. media landscape. His current major work-in-progress examines U.S. public policy towards the various elements of what he calls “the informational infrastructure of U.S. democracy” – schools, universities, radio spectrum, libraries, journalism, and practices of civic engagement.
Shane is quoted frequently in national media and writes opeds semi-regularly on separation of powers and other public law issues. His works has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Christian Science Monitor, as well as online for The Atlantic, Washington Monthly, Slate, and Take Care, among others.