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Kerry A. Ryan, J.D.

Associate Professor

Courses Taught

Accounting for Lawyers, Fiduciary Taxation, Income Taxation of Trusts & Estates, Seminar: Tax Policy, Trusts and Estates


B.S., Cornell University, 1994
M. Acct., Tulane University, 1998
J.D., Tulane Law School, 2001 (Order of the Coif)
LL.M. in Taxation, University of Florida College of Law, 2002

Practice Areas

  • Estate Law and Planning
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Taxation
  • Trusts

Research Interests

Ryan’s recent scholarship explores the interaction between the income tax and financial aid systems and the ethical underpinnings of the gift tax exclusion for education and healthcare.

Publications and Media Placements

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Community Work and Service

Kerry Ryan entered academia as a visiting assistant professor of law at the University of Florida, where she taught Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation and Federal Tax Research. She joined the SLU LAW faculty as an assistant professor of law and teaches Income Taxation, Estate & Gift Taxation, Trusts & Estates, Estate Planning, Income Taxation of Trusts & Estates and Tax Policy.

Following her LL.M., Ryan practiced in the Estate and Business Succession Planning Department at Bose McKinney & Evans, LLP in Indianapolis, IN.