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Julie A. Ryan

Julie A. Ryan

Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills and Associate Director of LL.M. Legal Writing and Advocacy Program

Last Updated: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Telephone: (213) 740-9159
Fax: (213) 740-5502
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 322

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Julie A. Ryan joined the USC Gould School of Law in 2010 as associate director of LLM Legal Writing and Advocacy. During the academic year 2011-12, she served as interim co-director of Legal Writing and Advocacy. In 2012, she was appointed assistant professor of Legal Writing and Advocacy and in 2015 she was appointed associate professor of lawyering skills. Prior to joining the faculty, Ryan was a transactional partner at Russ August & Kabat in Los Angeles and an adjunct professor of Legal Writing and Advocacy at USC Gould. Ryan previously practiced with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld with Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells in Washington, D.C., in the field of cross border finance, securities, and international mergers and acquisitions.

In addition to legal writing and advocacy, Ryan also teaches courses in contract drafting and advanced legal writing for transactional practice.

Ryan graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian of her class from Colorado State University. She received her JD, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was senior staff editor of Law and Policy in International Business and associate director of Georgetown Barristers’ Council. She is an active member of the California State Bar Corporations Committee.


June 14, 2017
Re: Daria Roithmayr

Daria Roithmayr was interviewed about the possible legal implications if President Donald Trump obstructed justice. “The probe has widened from Russian interference with US elections to possible obstruction of justice by President Trump,” Roithmayr explained. “The FBI frequently widens its investigation when it uncovers potential evidence of additional wrongdoing. That’s what has happened here. Mueller’s investigators are interviewing witnesses inside and outside the government in connection with Trump’s actions with regard to Comey and others in connection with the Russian inquiry. Mueller will make a set of findings about whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice.”


Emily Ryo
April, 2017

“The Promise of a Subject-Centered Approach to Understanding Immigration Noncompliance.” Journal on Migration and Human Security 5 (2017): 285.

Abby K. Wood
April, 2017

“Measuring the Information Benefit of Campaign Finance Disclosure,” Southern California Law and Social Science (SoCLASS) Forum, Claremont-McKenna College, Claremont, CA.

Emily Ryo
April, 2017

2017 recipient of the Andrew Carnegie fellowship, Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program.