Ryan Metheny

Lecturer in Law

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Ryan Metheny is managing librarian, legal education at L.A. Law Library, the largest public law library outside the Library of Congress. He oversees the educational programs and events at the library, including public and minimum continuing legal education classes, clinics and workshops at the main (downtown) and remote locations.

After graduating from UCLA School of Law, Metheny practiced First Amendment law at a public interest firm in Berkeley, CA. He transitioned to librarianship to focus on his passions of research and education, and earned a master’s degree in library and information science 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. His scholarly interests include legal research pedagogy and how law libraries generate social capital. Metheny has taught Legal Research at USC Gould School of Law since 2014.