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undergraduate: Faculty

Peter Keane
Titles:
  • Dean Emeritus
  • Professor of Law
Department:
Law
Campus:
San Francisco
  • 415-442-6610

Dean of the Law School, 1998-2003.

COURSES TAUGHT

Constitutional Law

Criminal Procedure

Evidence

Professional Responsibility

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Constitutional Law

Criminal Law

Ethics

Evidence

Litigation

EDUCATION

  • JD, Southern Methodist University

  • BA, City College of New York

PROFESSIONAL AND 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