Hon. Margaret Ryan

Hon.  Margaret Ryan

J.J. Clynes Endowed Visiting Professor of Law

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The Hon. Margaret A. “Meg” Ryan is the JJ Clynes Endowed Visiting Professor at Notre Dame for the 2020-21 term.  A Senior Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, she has served as an Adjunct at Notre Dame, a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, and as a Professorial Lecturer in Law at George Washington Law School.  She will teach Evidence, Military Law, and Constitutional Issues in the Military Justice System during the 2020–21 term.

Judge Ryan graduated summa cum laude from Notre Dame Law School in 1995 and was awarded the Colonel William J. Hoynes Award for Outstanding Scholarship for graduating first in her class. Her undergraduate degree is from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.

Judge Ryan was a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces from 2006 to 2020. Before that, she was partner at Wiley Rein & Fielding in Washington, D.C., from 2004 to 2006, and an associate and a partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott in Denver, Colorado from 2002 to 2004. She clerked for the Honorable Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court of the United States in the October 2001 term after clerking for the Honorable J. Michael Luttig of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Judge Ryan served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1986 to 1999.  She is a member of the American Law Institute.

 

 

Courses Taught

Fall semester: 

  • Evidence
  • Military Law

Spring semester:

  • Constitutional Issues in the Military Justice System Seminar