Patrick J.  Ryan

Patrick J. Ryan

Associate Professor of Law

Contact Information

Law Office: 605
V: (856) 225-6404
F: (856) 225-6516

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Professor Ryan teaches courses on business organizations, bankruptcy, regulation of the financial markets, commercial law, methods of analysis, the public corporation, legislation and statutory interpretation, and the federal income tax.

Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty in 1986, Professor Ryan was an associate in law at Columbia Law School in New York from 1984 to 1986. After being admitted to the California Bar in 1980 and the Colorado Bar in 1981, he clerked for the Hon. Jim R. Carrigan, U.S. District Judge, and worked for a small corporate firm, both in Denver, from 1980 to 1984.


A Mental Model of Civil Procedure, 28 Rutgers L.J. 637 (1997).

The Implications of Stakeholder Statutes for Socially Responsible Managers (with Michael J. Polonsky), Bus. and Prof. Ethics J., Vol. 15, No. 3 (Fall 1996) 3-36.

Book Review, Richard S. Grunder, Corporate Crime and Sentencing, 4 Corp. Conduct Q. 41 (1996).

A Preliminary Examination of the Managerial Implications of Stakeholder Statutes for Socially Responsible Managers (with Michael J. Polonsky), Int'l Assoc. of Business & Society Sixth Annual Meeting Proceedings 442-47 (1995).

Portrait of the White-Collar Criminal as a Young Man, (Video review) 2 Corp. Conduct Q. 57 (1993).

Book Review, 48 Bus. Law. 1745 (1993).

Calculating the 'Stakes' for Corporate Stakeholders as Part of Business Decision-Making, 44 Rutgers L. Rev. 555 (1992).

State Corporate and Federal Securities Law: Dual Regulation in a Federal System (with Roger J. Dennis), 22 Publius 21 (1992).

Rule 14a-8 and Institutional Shareholder Proposals in 2 Selected Articles on Federal Securities Law 190-232 (F. Gill, ed., 1991).

Strange Bedfellows: Corporate Fiduciaries and the General Law Compliance Obligation in
� 2.01(a) of the ALI Principles of Corporate Governance, 66 Wash. L.Rev. 413 (1991).

Update on Proxy Rule 14a-8 and Institutional Shareholder Activism, Bowne Digest for Corporate & Securities Lawyers 5 (January 1990).

Regulation by Osmosis (Book Review), 1 Crim. L. Forum 357 (1990).

Corporate Directors and the 'Social Costs' of Takeovers: Reflections on the Tin Parachute, 64 Tul. L. Rev. 3 (1989).

Rule 14a-8, Institutional Shareholder Proposals, and Corporate Democracy, 23 Ga. L. Rev. 97 (1988).

Note, Judicial Disqualification Based on a Conflict of Interest, 12 Loy. L.A.L. Rev. 1057 (1979).

The Socially Responsible Media: Between Ideology and Culture in Social Responsibilities of the Mass Media (with Jasper Blystone)(A. & J. J. Casebier, eds. 1978).

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