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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.


American Public Media's "Marketplace"
April 18, 2017
Re: Jonathan Handel

Jonathan Handel was interviewed about contract negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and television and movie producers. "The union has worked to release writers from exclusivity agreements but only if they make less than $210,000 a year," said Handel. "The irony here is that the Writers Guild's struggling TV writers are upper income, not middle class".


Gregory Keating
February, 2017

"The Priority of Avoiding Harm and Principles of Risk Regulation" was solicited and selected for a special, symposium issue of the journal Revus.

Gillian Hadfield
February, 2017

Gillian Hadfield participated in a roundtable discussion of her book “Rules for a Flat World” at the Silicon Flatirons, University of Colorado Boulder School of Law.

Gillian Hadfield
February, 2017

Keynote, "Rules for a Flat World," Entrepreneurship and Collaboration Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder