Peter Schuck

Simeon E Baldwin Professor of Law Emeritus
Yale University

MA, Harvard (1969)
LLM, New York University (1966)
JD, Harvard (1965)
BA, Cornell (1962)

Professor Robert Peter H Schuck is the Simeon E Baldwin Professor of Law Emeritus at Yale University. He has held this chair since 1984, served briefly as Deputy Dean of the Law School, and took emeritus status in 2009. His major fields of teaching and research are law and public policy; tort law; immigration, citizenship, and refugee law; groups, diversity, and law; and administrative law. He has written on a broad range of other public policy topics. His most recent books include Why Government Fails So Often, and How It Can Do Better (2014); and Understanding America: The Institutions and Policies that Shape America and the World (Public Affairs, 2008) (co-edited with James Q Wilson). Earlier books include Targeting in Social Programs: Avoiding Bad Bets, Removing Bad Apples (Brookings Institution Press, 2006) (with Richard J Zeckhauser); Meditations of a Militant Moderate: Cool Views on Hot Issues (2006); Immigration Stories (co-editor, 2005); Foundations of Administrative Law (editor, 2d ed., 2004); Diversity in America: Keeping Government at a Safe Distance (Harvard/Belknap, 2003); The Limits of Law: Essays on Democratic Governance (2000); Citizens, Strangers, and In-Betweens: Essays on Immigration and Citizenship (1998); Paths to Inclusion: The Integration of Migrants in the United States and Germany (co-editor, 1998); Suing Government: Citizen Remedies for Official Wrongs (1983); Citizenship Without Consent: Illegal Aliens in the American Policy (with Rogers M. Smith, 1985); Agent Orange on Trial: Mass Toxic Disasters in the Courts (1987); Tort Law and the Public Interest: Competition, Innovation, and Consumer Welfare (editor, 1991); and The Judiciary Committees (1974). His other writing consists of more than 200 articles that have appeared in a wide variety of scholarly, professional, and popular journals.