LAW : FACULTY

faculty bio
Peter Keane
Title:

Dean Emeritus

Professor of Law

School(s):
Law
Campus(es):
San Francisco
  • 415-442-6610


Dean of the Law School, 1998-2003.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Professional Responsibility

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Ethics
  • Evidence
  • Litigation

EDUCATION

JD, Southern Methodist University

BA, City College of New York

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Appointed to the San Francisco Ethics Commission by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and sworn in on Monday, October 21, 2013.
  • Author of San Francisco's Handgun Control Ordinance and of California's Proposition 190 amending the California Constitution and reforming the State Commission on Judicial Performance.
  • Former Vice-President of the State Bar of California.
  • Former President of the Bar Association of San Francisco.
  • Former Chief Assistant Public Defender in the San Francisco Public Defender's office from 1979 through 1998.
  • Former assistant professor at Hastings College of the Law.
  • Internationally known legal analyst for broadcast media: has appeared on CBS Evening News, CNN, BBC, ABC World News, Larry King Live, Nightline, Burden of Proof, MSNBC InterNight, and other news programs throughout the world.
  • Provides regular legal analysis on CBS television and radio in San Francisco.
  • From 1994 to 1997, he hosted "Keane on the Law," a weekly program on KPIX radio in San Francisco.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member of California and Texas State Bars