- University of Oklahoma A.B. 1965
- Harvard University Law School L.L.B. 1968
- Harvard University Law School LL.M. 1975
- Massachusetts Department of Attorney General, 1968-69
- Clerk, Hon. Sarah T. Hughes, U.S. District Court, Dallas, Texas, 1969-70
- Harvard Law School Teaching Fellow, 1973-75
Professor Shreve's research includes numerous law review articles, his treatise, Understanding Civil Procedure, now in its 4th edition, and A Conflict-of-Laws Anthology. A nationally recognized scholar, he was named to the Richard S. Melvin Professorship for excellence in research.
He has received both the Leon Wallace Teaching Award and the Gavel Award. His courses include Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, and Jurisprudence.
He has chaired the Civil Procedure and Conflict of Laws Sections of the Association of American Law Schools. He served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Comparative Law and the Journal of Legal Education. He has been elected to the American Law Institute and to the American Society of Political and Legal Philosophy.
Shreve has served as a United States Reporter to the 15th, 16th, and 18th International Congress of Comparative Law. He has been a visiting professor at L'Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris); China University (Beijing); and the University of Liberia. He retired in 2013.
- Religion, Science and the Secular State: Creationism in American Public Schools, 58 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LAW SUPPLEMENT 51 (2010).
- UNDERSTANDING CIVIL PROCEDURE, 4th ed. (with Peter Raven-Hansen). Newark: LexisNexis, 2009.
- Reheating the Cauldron of Jurisprudence, in JUSTICE IN PARTICULAR: FESTSCHRIFT IN HONOR OF PROFESSOR P.J. KOZYRIS. Athens: Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers, 2007.
- Fact, Value and Action in Nonconceptual Jurisprudence, 50 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LAW 33 (2002).
- A CONFLICTS OF LAW ANTHOLOGY. Cincinnati: Anderson, 1997.