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Emily Ryo

ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholar 2020-21

Emily Ryo is a professor of law and sociology at the USC Gould School of Law. She received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University. Immediately prior to joining USC, she was a research fellow at Stanford Law School. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced law at the international law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen, and Hamilton. Her current research focuses on immigration enforcement, criminal justice, legal attitudes, legal noncompliance, and access to justice. She approaches these issues through innovative interdisciplinary lenses, using diverse quantitative and qualitative methods. As an empirical legal scholar, she has published widely in both leading sociology and law journals. Her recent work as an Andrew Carnegie Fellow has focused on a variety of issues related to immigration detention. 

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