Ryan McCarl is a partner at the law firm Rushing McCarl LLP and author of the forthcoming book Elegant Legal Writing. Previously, he was a Fellow in Artificial Intelligence Law and Policy at the UCLA School of Law, where he taught Advanced Legal Writing and researched the use of artificial intelligence in the legal profession. He has prepared continuing legal education seminars about legal writing for the Texas Office of the Attorney General and other organizations.
Previously, Ryan worked at several litigation firms, founded the educational technology startup WordBrewery, and clerked for the Honorable David M. Ebel on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He earned a J.D. with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School, an M.A. in International Relations and B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and an M.A. in Education from the University of Michigan.
Ryan’s writings have appeared in the Cincinnati Law Review, Stanford Journal of International Law, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Real Estate Law Journal, Daily Journal, and elsewhere.
A blog about how lawyers can convey their ideas in a clear, logical, and inviting manner.
Ryan McCarl’s personal blog with short essays, memoir fragments, and notes from his readings and travels.