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Faculty Contact Details

Room: S11

College Contact Details

Room: Master's Lodge

Tel: 01223 767151

Yorke Distinguished Visiting Fellow; Affiliated Lecturer


Peter Cane is a  Senior Research Fellow of Christ's College. He specialises in public law (especially administrative law), private law (especially tort law) and legal theory (especially concepts and theories of responsibility). For the first 20 years of his academic career, Peter taught at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, successively as tutor and lecturer, reader and professor. From 1997-2016 he was a Professor of Law at the Australian National University, first in the Research School of Social Sciences and then in the College of Law. Peter was appointed Distinguished Professor by the ANU in 2007 and Emeritus Professor in 2016. He was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy in 2007, and is also a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Academy of Law. Published work includes Key Ideas in Tort Law​ (2017), Controlling Administrative Power  (2016), Administrative Tribunals and Adjudication (2009), Responsibility in Law and Morality (2002) and The Anatomy of Tort Law (1997). Current projects include co-editing of multi-authored volumes on the constitutional history of the United Kingdom, the history of law in Australia, and comparative administrative law research; amd writing on various topics in comparative administrative law.