Professor Byrne joined the Law Center faculty in 1985. After graduation from the University of Virginia law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Frank Coffin and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell and then worked as an associate with the D.C. firm of Covington & Burling. He teaches and writes in the areas of Property, Land Use, Constitutional Law, and Higher Education Law and Policy. He served as Associate Dean for the JD Program from 1997 to 2000. He was John Carroll Research Professor in 1996-97.


Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

J. Peter Byrne, The Freedmen’s Memorial to Lincoln: A Postscript to Stone Monuments and Flexible Laws, 71 Fla. L. Rev. F. 279-287 (2021).
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J. Peter Byrne, Stone Monuments and Flexible Laws: Removing Confederate Monuments Through Historic Preservation Laws, 71 Fla. L. Rev. F. 169-181 (2020).
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J. Peter Byrne & Kathryn A. Zyla, Climate Exactions, 47 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10,666-10,672 (2017) (adapting 75 Md. L. Rev. 758-786 (2016)).
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Selected Contributions to Other Publications

J. Peter Byrne, A Fixed Rule for a Changing World: The Legacy of Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council, 53 Real Prop. Tr. & Est. L.J. 1-26 (2018).
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U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief Amicus Curiae of Property Law Professors in Support of Respondents, Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, No. 20-107 (U.S. Feb. 11, 2021).