Visiting Faculty


Deborah Ahrens

Visiting Professor of Law

Deborah Ahrens is a Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law and is a Visiting Professor at USF School of Law for the 2021-2022 school year. Her research focuses primarily on how criminal law and policing reflect social values, as well as how criminal law intersects with pregnancy, parenting, and schooling. She is involved in several professional legal organizations in Washington State and gives frequent media interviews about current criminal law issues and cases.

Education:

NYU, JD, 2000, Harvard University, Masters in Public Policy, 1996, Brown University, BA in Public Policy, 1994

Expertise:

Drug policy, Fourth Amendment, Evidence, Race and criminal law

Judge Lynn Duryee

Visiting Professor
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Visiting Professor Judge Lynn Duryee teaches Evidence and Civil Procedure. She is a neutral at JAMS where she serves as a mediator, arbitrator and special master. Judge Duryee served as a Superior Court judge in Marin County for 21 years (1993-2014), where she specialized in managing civil cases and conducting settlement conferences. She successfully implemented settlement programs and processes in the civil, criminal, and family law assignments. Outside of her duties at court, Judge Duryee has...

Education:

BA, UC Berkeley, JD, University of San Francisco

Expertise:

Ethics, Evidence, Mediation, Civil Procedure

Kaelyn J. Romey

Visiting Professor

Kaelyn was the former Senior Counsel with the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel (Small Business/ Self-Employed Division). She’s an experienced litigator skilled in tax controversy. She developed and drove litigation strategy advising and representing the IRS in complex tax litigation matters before the U.S. Tax Court. Executed case strategies and insightful case development during tax audits for special agents. Cases involved international collection efforts, fraud, evidentiary...

Education:

UC Santa Barbara, BA in Law & Society, University of San Diego School of Law, JD, University of San Diego School of Law, LLM

Expertise:

Evidence, Federal income tax, Trial Advocacy, Tax Litigation

Ryan Williams

Visiting Professor of Law

Prior to teaching, Professor Williams was a civil litigator at the largest law firm in San Diego. In 2017, his duties expanded to become more heavily involved in bar preparation, which has since informed his teaching of 1L and 2L courses.

Education:

Georgetown University Law Center, JD, Yale University, BA

Expertise:

Torts, Civil Procedure, National Security Law, Bar Tested Subjects