B.A., Northwestern; M.A., University of Virginia; J.D., University of Virginia
Areas of Expertise:
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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
U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters & Collected Works
"Texas Residents Sue Army Corps of Engineers For Flood Damage During Hurricane Harvey," coverage by NPR, May 16, 2019, quoting Professor Peter Byrne.
"Houck receives first Georgetown University Environmental Law Award," coverage by Tulane University Law School News, Janurary 22, 2019, mentioning Faculty Director, Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Program and Professor of Law J. Peter Byrne.
"McMillan opponents appeal again after D.C. order grants permission to move forward," coverage by the Washington Business Journal, April 12, 2018, quoting Professor J. Peter Byrne.
Ilya Somin announced in The Washington Post, on February 27, 2017, his upcoming engagements, including a March 17, 2017 debate with Professor J. Peter Byrne and a conference with Dean William Treanor on June 4, 2017.