Print/PDF this page:

Print Friendly and PDF

Share this page:

Peter Cane

Peter Cane taught at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, for the first 20 years of his academic career, successively as lecturer, reader and professor. Since 1997 he has been Professor of Law at the ANU, until 2007 in the Research School of Social Sciences. In 2007 he was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. His main research interests are in private law - especially the law of obligations, public law - especially administrative law, and legal theory - especially concepts of responsibility. Major publications include The Law of Torts in Australia (4th edn, 2007, with Francis Trindade and Mark Lunney); Atiyah's Accidents, Compensation and the Law (7th edn, 2006); Administrative Law (4th edn, OUP Oxford, 2004), Responsibility in Law and Morality (2002) and Principles of Administrative Law: Legal Regulation of Governance (OUP Melbourne, 2008, with Leighton McDonald). With Mark Tushnet, Peter co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Legal Studies (2003) and, with Joanne Conaghan, The New Oxford Companion to Law (2008). A major study of administrative adjudication, Administrative Tribunals and Adjudication, will be published in 2009. His website is