Researching technology’s impact on law

Meghan Ryan, Associate Professor of Law, Dedman School of Law

Professor Ryan brings together science, technology and criminal law and procedure. Her current research focuses on the impact of evolving science, technology and cultural values on criminal convictions and punishment, as well as on civil remedies.

She received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry and has conducted scientific research at the Mayo Clinic. Ryan’s course on Law and Science helps students to understand the two disciplines in both civil and criminal contexts. The course examines the roles of law and science in areas such as the science of causation, scientific error rates, and breakthroughs in neuroscience.

Recently, Professor Ryan provided commentary on public radio regarding the April 29, 2014, botched lethal injection execution of a death row inmate in McAlester, Oklahoma.
http://www.smu.edu/News/2014/experts-botched-execution-01may2014

Bio
http://www.law.smu.edu/Faculty/Full-Time-Faculty/Ryan.aspx

Ryan’s article on Quick Teaching Tips
http://blog.smu.edu/cte/2014/04/25/some-quick-teaching-tips-from-smu-award-winning-professors/

TIME
Meghan Ryan, Dedman Law, drug challenges failing to halt executions
http://time.com/#2894689/lethal-injection-marcus-wellons-executed-as-legal-challenges-fail/