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.



Sara C. Bronin & J. Peter Byrne, Historic Preservation Law (St. Paul, Minn.: Foundation Press 2d ed. 2021).

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

J. Peter Byrne, Penn Central in Retrospect: The Past and Future of Historic Preservation Regulation, 33 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 399-422 (2021).
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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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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).

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters & Collected Works

J. Peter Byrne & Anne Marie Carstens, Heritage Suspension, in Routledge Handbook of Cultural Heritage Law (Lucas Lixinski & Lucie Morisset eds., Routledge forthcoming).