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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 epistemology and philosophy of language. Continue reading…


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

Working Papers

Going "Clear", U. OF PA. L. SCH., PUB. L. RESEARCH PAPER NO. 19-10 (January 31, 2019).
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Can a Statute Have More Than One Meaning?, 94 N.Y.U. L. REV. __ (forthcoming 2019)


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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