Professor Clare Ryan joined the Alabama Law faculty in 2022. She writes and teaches in the areas of family law, international human rights, and comparative law. Her scholarship focuses on the parent-child relationship and the protection of children’s rights in both constitutional and international human rights frameworks.
Her recent publications can be found in the UCLA Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, and Law & Contemporary Problems. She is the co-author of the book A Cosmopolitan Legal Order: Kant, Constitutional Justice, and the European Convention on Human Rights (with Alec Stone Sweet) published by Oxford University Press (2018). Her scholarship can be found here.
Professor Ryan holds a J.D./Ph.D. in Law from Yale Law School and a B.A. from Macalester College. Previously, she served as the Harry S. Redmon, Jr. Assistant Professor of Law at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Professor Ryan has also served as a Robina Human Rights Fellow at the European Court of Human Rights and as a law clerk to the Hon. M. Margaret McKeown on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.