Peter Lake is a Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair, and Director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University of College and Law and a Senior Higher Education Consulting Attorney with Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC.
Professor Peter Lake has spent 30 years in the classroom teaching law students. 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, Virginia, Florida, and Massachusetts. 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 academic freedom. Professor Lake is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and serves as a part-time Senior Higher Education Consulting Attorney at the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC.