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Ryan Metheny

Ryan Metheny

Lecturer in Law

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 25, 2019




Ryan Metheny is managing librarian, legal education, at the Los Angeles Law Library. He oversees all of the educational programs and events at the library, which includes public and MCLE classes, clinics and workshops at the main and remote locations. After graduating from the UCLA School of Law, Metheny practiced First Amendment law at a public interest firm in Berkeley, Calif. He then transitioned to librarianship to focus on his passions of research and education, and earned a MA degree in library and information sciences from the University of Washington. Metheny also assists patrons with research at the reference desk and coordinates other programs at the library, including the members program and the law student internship program. Metheny also teaches legal research at USC Gould School of Law.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post
December 2, 2019
Re: Jonathan Handel

Jonathan Handel was quoted on Pete Davidson's nondisclosure agreement for attending his comedy shows, barring the audience from speaking about his shows. Handel mentioned that successfully suing a random fan for $1 million would be nearly impossible. “The optics of going to court and suing one of your fans is really pretty ugly,” Handel said. “It would be foolish to do that.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Scott Altman
October, 2019

"Are Boycotts, Shunning, and Shaming Corrupt?” Legal Theory Workshop, University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, VA.

Gregory Keating
October, 2019

Gregory Keating’s paper, “Is Tort Law ‘Private’?” was reviewed by Ellen Bublick as a significant work of scholarship relating to Tort Law in JOTWELL: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots), on October 15, 2019.

Dan Simon
October, 2019

“Confessions True and False,” Korean Society for Criminal Law, Yonsei University Law School, Seoul, South Korea.