Meghan J. Ryan
Visiting Assistant Professor
Harvard University, A.B.
Professor Meghan J. Ryan teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, statutory interpretation, and commercial law. Her current research focuses on the Supreme Court's evolving standards of decency jurisprudence and the impact of evolving technology on criminal procedural norms.
Professor Ryan received her A.B. degree, magna cum laude, in chemistry from Harvard University in 2002. In 2005, she earned a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and received the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Scholarship and Leadership Award. She was a member of both the Minnesota Law Review and the Minnesota Journal of Global Trade (now the Minnesota Journal of International Law).After graduation, Professor Ryan clerked for the Honorable Roger L. Wollman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She also worked as an associate in the trial group at the Minneapolis-based law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, where she focused her practice on commercial and intellectual property litigation.
Does the Eighth Amendment Punishments Clause Prohibit Only Punishments That Are Both Cruel And Unusual?, 87 Wash. U. L. Rev. (forthcoming).
Does Stare Decisis Apply in the Eighth Amendment Death Penalty Context?, 85 N.C. L. Rev. 847 (2007).
Can the IRS Silence Religious Organizations?, 40 Ind. L. Rev. 73 (2007).
Role of Carboxylate Bridges in Modulating Nonheme Diiron(II)O2 Reactivity, 42 Inorganic Chemistry 7519 (2003) (with Miquel Costas, et al.).