Kyle McEntee, Esq.
Executive Director at Law School Transperancy
Alma Mater: Vanderbilt University School of Law
Kyle co-founded Law School Transparency in 2009. 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. 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.
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.
Get to Know Kyle
Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give to your 21-year old self?
Keep acknowledging and using your privileges to make the world a better place.
What about your upbringing contributed to your success as an attorney?
I attended three elementary schools (New Jersey, Texas), two middle schools (Georgia, Virginia), and three high schools (Virginia, Texas, North Carolina). That’s a lot of change for a kid to handle, but it’s made me introspective and adaptable — essential characteristics for a policy advocate and researcher.
List one show you “binge-watched” recently and what was it about the show that captivated your attention?
I binged West Wing for a third (yep…) time recently. This show always inspired me and after the 2016 election, I needed a jolt of inspiration.
Name one song you listened to “on repeat” in the past 12 months and provide some insights about why you couldn’t get enough of it?
Bad Song by Rosemary Joaquin. I have zero connection to the song lyrics. Frankly, I don’t even know what the song is about, though I love the confidence she displays in the chorus. I have a bad habit of paying no attention to lyrics. I just like how it sounds.