Ryan D. Doerfler

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

Fall 2018


Ryan Doerfler is an Assistant Professor of Law at Penn. He teaches in the areas of 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. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn, he was a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. Before that, he clerked for the Honorable Sandra L. Lynch for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He earned a J.D. and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University. He also received a B.A. in philosophy from Wake Forest University.

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