Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the Legal Profession Affiliated Faculty in Justice Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University
A.B., Harvard College (1971) J.D., Harvard Law School (1976)
A graduate of Harvard Law School, Professor Lynk served as a law clerk to Judge Damon Keith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; as a Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and on the White House Domestic Policy Staff in the Carter Administration; as a lawyer in private practice in New York, NY, and Washington, DC; and as a professor at the George Washington University School of Law, before coming to ASU. In 1982 he served as a counsel on the staff of the Special Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, investigating allegations of improper conduct between Congressmen, congressional staff and House pages. In January 2000 he joined the faculty of law at Arizona State University as a Visiting Scholar from Practice. He is now the Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law and the Legal Profession, and teaches civil procedure, legal ethics and business organizations. In 2014 he was a visiting Fellow at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, and a visitor in the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. In Fall 2010 he was a Visiting Professor at the Duke University School of Law in Durham, NC, where he taught civil procedure and an ethics seminar. In 2008-2009 Professor Lynk was a Visiting Honors Faculty Fellow at ASU’s Barrett Honors College. From 2004 to 2010 Professor Lynk served as ASU’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA and the Pac-10 (now Pac-12) Conference, working with the university’s NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics department on various issues involving student-athletes, the NCAA and the Conference. In 2005 Professor Lynk was appointed by ASU’s President to conduct an investigation for the university into safety and accountability issues arising from the off-campus shooting death of one student by another student. Professor Lynk has served as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities and as a chair of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Professional Discipline. He served two terms on the Civil Rules Advisory Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States, an emeritus member of the governing Council of the American Law Institute (ALI); is a past President of the District of Columbia Bar; a past national Chair of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (“ABF”); and is the incoming Chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.