Kyle McEntee

Kyle McEntee

Kyle McEntee is an attorney, public policy expert, and technologist who is nationally recognized for his role in American legal education.

Kyle has served as Law School Transparency’s executive director since 2009, when he co-founded the organization with Patrick Lynch. Since that time, he has emerged as a key figure in American legal education, publishing scholarly articles, issuing reports, and speaking at conferences and seminars on the need for reform. He is a frequent commentator in the press, having been quoted hundreds of times in the world’s most reputable news organizations, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Economist, NPR, and others. He has written columns in Bloomberg, the National Law Journal, ABA Journal, Above the Law, Inside Higher Ed, and elsewhere.

Kyle is a licensed North Carolina attorney with a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He is a special advisor to The Pipeline to Practice Foundation, an organization committed to enhancing diversity in the legal profession by supporting and nurturing diverse law students and early-career attorneys at key stages of their academic and professional development. He is the chief programmer behind LST’s innovative web-based tools, which are accessed for free by over 200,000 users per year. His work as a web developer has played a major role in making the fruits of LST’s advocacy efforts accessible to the general public.

His work in legal education has been nationally recognized by a number of organizations. While still in law school, he was voted Lawyer of the Year by readers of Above the Law. The ABA Journal named him a Legal Rebel for his work “challenging the institutional gatekeepers of the legal profession” and the National Jurist has named him the 5th most influential person in legal education. At age 27, the National Law Journal named Kyle to its list of the 100 most influential lawyers in America, the youngest ever on the list, which has been periodically produced since the 1980s.

Guest Appearances
August 10, 2019

ABA Annual Meeting 2019: Uncomfortable Conversations About Legal Education Student Debt, Diversity, and More

Kyle Fry, Kyle McEntee, and Benjamin Barros discuss the issue of legal education student debt, the effects it has on students and school, and how lawyers can lend a helping hand.

February 20, 2018

The Challenge of Affordability and Access in Legal Education

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.