Prof. Richard J. Peltz-Steele

Professor of Law, University of Massachusetts School of Law

Richard Peltz-Steele is a professor at the University of Massachusetts School of Law. and teaches media law topics including torts and freedom of information.

Peltz-Steele received his law degree from Duke University and a bachelor’s in journalism and Spanish from Washington & Lee University. Peltz-Steele has won awards in teaching, research, and public service. He practiced commercial law in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and taught law for more than thirteen years before coming to UMass Law.

Peltz-Steele is author or co-author of qualitative and quantitative research articles in law and mass communication journals, as well as book chapters, a treatise in the law and mass communication field, a casebook in tort law, and a forthcoming casebook in freedom of information law and policy. He is especially active in international media law and policy, having presented papers in Malaysia and South Africa, and having published in international and foreign journals, most recently regarding African development and the 2010 men's World Cup in football. He also volunteers in international hostelling and Latino community outreach.

  • B.A., 1993, Washington and Lee University
  • J.D., 1995, Duke University

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Publications and Multimedia
A Jurisprudential Divide in U.S. v. Wong & U.S. v. June
Engage Volume 16, Issue 1
June 09, 2015
United States v. Wong and United States v. June - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 5-12-15 featuring Richard Peltz-Steele
May 12, 2015
Federal Aviation Administration v. Cooper - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 03-30-12 featuring Richard Peltz-Steele
March 30, 2012
Federal Aviation Administration v. Cooper - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 12-09-11 featuring Richard Peltz-Steele
December 09, 2011
FCC v. AT&T and Milner v. Department of the Navy - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 04-20-11 featuring Richard J. Peltz
April 20, 2011
NASA v. Nelson - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 02-09-11 featuring Richard J. Peltz
February 09, 2011
NASA v. Nelson - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 10-14-10 featuring Richard J. Peltz
October 14, 2010