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B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, Macalester College, 2008

J.D., Yale Law School, 2013

Ph.D., Yale Law School, 2020

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Clare Ryan

Harry S. Redmon, Jr. Professorship
Harry S. Redmon, Jr. Assistant Professor of Law


Clare Ryan is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Before joining the LSU faculty, Professor Ryan clerked for The Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also served as a Human Rights Fellow and law clerk at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. She holds a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Law from Yale Law School.

Professor Ryan’s research and teaching focuses on human rights and family law. Her recent work has been published in the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and the Washington University Law Review. Her article, Children as Bargaining Chips, is forthcoming in the UCLA Law Review. She is the co-author, with Alec Stone Sweet, of the 2018 book “A Cosmopolitan Legal Order: Kant, Constitutional Justice, and the European Convention on Human Rights” published by Oxford University Press.

Courses Taught

International Human Rights, Family Law, Matrimonial Regimes, Western Legal Traditions