Ryan Owens is a Professor of Political Science. He also enjoys an affiliate status with the law school and is an Honorary Fellow in the Institute for Legal Studies. Owens studies judicial politics and American political institutions. His work analyzes, among other things, agenda setting on the United States Supreme Court, strategic behavior on the United States Courts of Appeals, and unilateral executive behavior. Dr. Owens's work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics,Political Research Quarterly, the Georgetown Law Journal, the William & Mary Law Review, the University of Illinois Law Review, Law & Society Review, and the Journal of Law and Courts. He has also published two books with Cambridge University Press.Owens received grants from the National Science Foundation, the Harvard Provost, the University of Wisconsin Graduate School, the Center for Empirical Research in the Law, the George H.W. Bush Library Foundation, and the Southern Political Science Association. He also received the first undergraduate mentoring award given by the Office of the Provost.
Between 2008 and 2011, Owens was Assistant Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he taught undergraduates and graduate students. He also taught seminars in the law school. From 2003-2008, Owens earned his Ph.D. at Washington University in Saint Louis. Prior to graduate school, Owens practiced telecommunications law.
Owens grew up in Kronenwetter, Wisconsin. He is co-owner of the Green Bay Packers, along with roughly 360,760 others.
-Wisconsin State Journal. March 12, 2017. "The Supreme Court Case Few People Are Talking About--But Should Be."
-Washington Examiner. February 20, 2017. "It's time to fix the Supreme Court nomination process — here's how"
-Washington Examiner. January 31, 2017. "Gorsuch delivers what Trump promised: A conservative judge who can pull the Supreme Court back to the Right."
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. January 30, 2017. "Owens: Trump Should Beware When Picking Supreme Court Nominee."
-Washington Times. January 29, 2017. "A Conservative Jurist for the Supreme Court."
Ryan Owens, “It’s Time to Fix the Supreme Court Nomination Process,” Washington Examiner, February 20, 2017.
Ryan Owens, Ryan C. Black, Justin Wedeking, and Patrick Wohlfarth. Supreme Court Opinions and Their Audiences. In Press: Cambridge University Press.