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. He is also interested in various doctrinal puzzles in administrative law and federal courts. Ryan clerked for the Honorable Sandra L. Lynch for the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He earned a JD and a PhD in philosophy from Harvard University. He also received a BA in philosophy from Wake Forest University.