John Ketcham is a fellow and director of cities at the Manhattan Institute. He earned a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2021 and a B.S. from Fordham University summa cum laude. His work focuses on urban law and policy, and his writing has been included in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, New York Daily News, New York Post, and City Journal. While in law school, John studied under Professor Mary Ann Glendon, served as Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and spent a summer at the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations. He was a Leonine Forum Fellow in the 2021–22 New York cohort. A native of Astoria, Queens, where he continues to reside, John is the vice president of the Long Island City Lawyers' Club, trustee and Past Grand Knight of Colon-Msgr. Higgins Knights of Columbus Council 309, and board member of the Astoria Homeowners, Tenants & Business Civic Association. He serves in his parish of St. Francis of Assisi as a Confirmation class catechist and as treasurer of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy.