Christopher J. (CJ) Ryan, Jr. is a Ph.D. student who studies Policy and Legal Issues in Higher Education at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. His advisor is Professor Christopher P. Loss. CJ’s research contemplates subjects at the intersection of higher education, policy, finance, and law. He has published work in peer-reviewed journals and law reviews applying quantitative methods to analyze issues such as: endowment management practices over the last fiscal decade; federal and state legal regimes regulating proprietary education; and copyright interests in the production of academic scholarship, including an analysis of the copyright practices of law journals. CJ’s published and working papers can be found at his SSRN page. Prior to undertaking his doctoral studies at Vanderbilt, CJ worked in law and university administration. He was also a graduate fellow to Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, and he served Kentucky’s higher education institutions, overseeing statewide higher education improvement and policy reform, as a gubernatorial appointee to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. CJ received an A.B. from Dartmouth College, a M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame, and a J.D. from the University of Kentucky.
Kyle McEntee, Rachel Van Cleave, and CJ Ryan discuss the rising cost of law school including what’s driving the price to rise and what makes this a complicated issue to change.
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