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Ryan D. Doerfler

Assistant Professor of Law

Ryan Doerfler

Ryan Doerfler teaches in the areas of legislation and administrative law.  His research focuses on questions of statutory and constitutional interpretation, drawing on contemporary work in philosophy of action and philosophy of language. Continue reading…


  • Legislation
  • Federal Courts
  • Administrative Law
  • Philosophy
  • Separation of Powers

Working Papers

High-Stakes Interpretation (March 6, 2017), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 17-11; 116 MICH. L. REV. __ (forthcoming 2018)
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The (Not So) Plain Meaning Rule, 84 U. CHI. L. REV. __ (with William Baude) (forthcoming 2017)
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Assistant Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School (2016-present)

Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law, The University of Chicago, The Law School (2014-16)

Law Clerk to Chief Judge Sandra L. Lynch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (2013-14)


  • Legislation
  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Statutory Interpretation and Legislation

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