Ryan Doerfler specializes in legislation and administrative law. His research focuses on questions of statutory and constitutional interpretation, drawing on contemporary work in epistemology and philosophy of language. He is also interested in various doctrinal puzzles in administrative law and federal courts.
His work has been published in, among other publications, the University of Chicago Law Review, New York University Law Review, and Michigan Law Review.
Doerfler earned a JD and a PhD in philosophy from Harvard University. He also received a BA in philosophy from Wake Forest University. Most recently, he was an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Before that, he was a Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow and lecturer in law at the University of Chicago. He also clerked for the Honorable Sandra L. Lynch in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.