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William L. Matheson & Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law
University of Virginia Law School
James Ryan is the William L. Matheson & Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia Law School. Since 2004, Ryan has also held the post of Academic Associate Dean at UVA. Ryan joined the faculty in 1998, after completing a two-year Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest and Constitutional Law. He teaches constitutional law, land use law, law and education, local government law, torts, and seminars on such topics as legal scholarship, the Supreme Court, and environmental justice. His scholarship focuses primarily on law and educational opportunity, and he has authored or co-authored articles on school finance, school desegregation, school choice, school governance, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the political history of the Establishment Clause, which have appeared in the Yale, University of Michigan, Virginia, and New York University law reviews.