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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: Monday, February 16, 2015

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 LL.M. 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 Law. Ryan previously practiced with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and 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 J.D. 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.


April 25, 2017
Re: Edward McCaffery

Edward McCaffery published an op-ed on President Donald Trump's tax plan, which is based on economic growth paying for large proposed tax cuts. According to McCaffery, instead of providing tax breaks for the richest Americans, Trump has the opportunity to ask them to share tax costs with all income brackets. "Unfortunately, it is exactly such a sensible reaction to rising economic inequality and mounting associated political concerns that sounds like voodoo these days," he wrote.


Gillian Hadfield
February, 2017

“The Problem Of Social Order: What Should We Count As Law?” Law and Social Inquiry 42 (2017): 16.

David B. Cruz
February, 2017

David B. Cruz spoke on "Equal Protection? Current Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination" on a panel on "Challenges and Controversies in Constitutional Law," 2017 Central District of California Judicial Conference, La Quinta, CA.

Daniel Klerman
February, 2017

“Contingent Fee Litigation in New York City,” Faculty Colloquium, University of Arizona Law School, Tucson, AZ.