Peter Lake

Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law

Peter Lake is professor of law, Charles A. Dana Chair, and the Director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law.  He has spent 30 years in the classroom teaching law students and served as Stetson’s interim director of Title IX compliance in 2015.  He is an internationally-recognized expert on higher education law and policy and has been quoted or referred to in hundreds of newspapers and court opinions throughout the United States, including the Supreme Courts of California and Massachusetts in 2018. Professor Lake, an award-winning academic, has authored numerous law review articles, books, and other publications.  Professor Lake is a highly sought-after speaker and he has served as a presenter or keynote speaker at several hundred international, national, regional, and local meetings.  He has trained thousands of campus personnel on student safety and other issues, including student mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, Title IX and sex discrimination, and First Amendment issues. Professor Lake is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and serves as a Senior Higher Education Consulting Attorney at the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC.