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Emily Ryo

Emily Ryo

Associate Professor of Law and Sociology

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Emily Ryo is an associate professor of law and sociology at the USC Gould School of Law. She received a JD from Harvard Law School and a PhD 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, criminal justice, legal attitudes and legal noncompliance, and procedural 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. She has been awarded the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship to support her scholarship.

 

Publications

  • “Fostering Legal Cynicism through Immigration Detention,” 90 Southern California Law Review 999 (2017). - (PDF) - (SSRN) - (bepress)
  • "On Normative Effects of Immigration Law," 13 Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties 95 (2017). - (SSRN) - (Hein)
  • "The Promise of a Subject-Centered Approach to Understanding Immigration Noncompliance," 5 Journal on Migration and Human Security 285 (2017). - (PDF) - (www)
  • “Legal Attitudes of Immigrant Detainees,” 51 Law & Society Review 99 (2017). - (SSRN) - (bepress) - (www)
  • “Detained: A Study of Immigration Bond Hearings,” 50 Law & Society Review 117 (2016). - (SSRN) - (bepress) - (www)
  • “Less Enforcement, More Compliance: Rethinking Unauthorized Migration,” 62 UCLA Law Review 622 (2015) - (www) - (SSRN) - (bepress) - (Hein)
  • “Moral Judgments, Expressive Functions, and Bias in Immigration Law,” 35 Immigration and Nationality Law Review 3 (2014). - (SSRN) - (bepress)
  • "Deciding to Cross: The Norms and Economics of Unauthorized Migration," 78 American Sociological Review 574 (2013). - (www) - (bepress)
  • "Poverty Alleviation through Public Works," in Rebuild America: Solving the Economic Crisis through Civic Works (Scott Myers-Lipston ed.) (Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2009).
  • "The Lost Sanctuary: Examining Sex Trafficking through the Lens of United Status v. Ah Sou," 41 Cornell International Law Journal 739 (2008) (with Hon. M. Margaret McKeown). - (Hein) - (bepress)
  • "Culture of Poverty," in Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (Richard T. Schaefer ed.) (Thousan Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2008).
  • "Organizational Diversity, Vitality, and Outcomes in the Civil Rights Movement," 85 Social Forces 1561 (2007) (with Susan Olzak). - (bepress) - (Hein)
  • "Through the Back Door: Applying Theories of Legal Compliance to Illegal Immigration During the Chinese Exclusion Era," 31 Law and Social Inquiry 109 (2006). - (Hein) - (bepress)
  • "Did Katrina Recalibrate Attitudes Towards Poverty and Inequality? A Test of the 'Dirty Little Secret' Hypothesis," 3 Du Bois Review 59 (2006) (with D. Grusky). - (bepress) - (www)
  • "Elusive Citizenship: Immigration, Asian Americans, and the Paradox of Civil Rights," 2 Law, Culture and Humanities 472 (2006) (book review). - (www)

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post
February 14, 2018
Re: Orin Kerr

Orin Kerr had comments cited about a possible payment President Donald Trump's lawyer made to an adult-film star to remain silent about a sexual relationship with Trump. “All Cohen says is that he used his personal funds to ‘facilitate a payment of $130,000,'” Kerr writes. “To ‘facilitate’, the dictionary tells us, means to assist with or to make something easier. Given that, I would think that the most literal reading of Cohen’s statement is just that he used his own funds to arrange the payment.” MSNBC also cited the comments.

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