Judge serves as lead faculty for special court of the National Judicial College

Hon. Daniel P. Ryan, J.D., Ph.D, recently served as lead faculty for two Special Court Jurisdiction courses presented recently at the The National Judicial College in Reno, Nev.

Judge Ryan was a lead faculty member for the College's Special Court Jurisdiction course (for non law-trained judges) and for Special Court Jurisdiction: Advanced (for judges holding law degrees). His teaching focus within the Special Court Jurisdiction areas covered: courts and media, evidence, domestic violence, and jury management issues. Judge Ryan is a distinguished NJC faculty member and recently received the college's 15-year faculty award for outstanding service. He is the former chair of the College's Faculty Council and earned a Master of Judicial Studies degree in 2000, and a Ph.D. in Judicial Studies degree in 2009, both from the University of Nevada, Reno. Ryan is a trial judge in the Third Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan and also serves as an Associate Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida.

Both Special Court Jurisdiction courses featured best practices and techniques to apply a practical approach to Fourth Amendment issues and to use guidelines for issuing search warrants. Participants also learned techniques to handle small claims, traffic court and misdemeanor cases more proficiently, to build skills to conduct criminal hearings and trials in compliance with constitutional and statutory standards; and more.

Published: Mon, Sep 20, 2010