Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law
Professor Shane is an internationally recognized scholar in constitutional and administrative law, with a specialty in separation of powers law. His books include Separation of Powers Law: Cases and Materials (with Harold Bruff and Neil Kinkopf) (Carolina Academic Press, 4th ed. 2018), and Madison’s Nightmare: How Executive Power Threatens American Democracy (University of Chicago, 2009). As executive director of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy, he was the lead drafter of its report, Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age (2009). His numerous op-eds on public law issues have appeared in a variety of online and print venues, including the Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Washington Monthly, Slate, and Bloomberg BNA.