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Richardson Lynn

Richardson Lynn

Dean and Professor of Law

rlynn@johnmarshall.edu

404-872-3593 Ext. 102

Education

B.A., Abilene Christian University
J.D., Vanderbilt University

Courses Taught

Appellate Advocacy; Civil Procedure; Intellectual Property

Career Highlights

While practicing law in Nashville, Tennessee, Dean Lynn taught as an adjunct professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Law. He then joined the faculty of the Pepperdine University School of Law where he taught for more than twenty years, interrupted by a stint in Nashville as a Professor of Business Law and Ethics at Belmont University. Dean Lynn served as Pepperdine Law School’s Associate Dean for Academics and six years as Dean of the law school. He is admitted to practice in Tennessee and Nebraska, several U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Dean Lynn has written four books, in addition to articles and essays. He frequently serves on American Bar Association site teams visiting schools seeking to gain or continue their accreditation and was a member of the Membership Review Committee of the American Association of Law Schools for three years.

Publications

Books:
SCARED BRAINLESS: FEAR, LAW, AND PUBLIC POLICY (CreateSpace, 2011)
A LIFETIME OF PLEASANT WORK: TRIBUTES TO 20TH CENTURY LAW PROFESSORS, ed. (Vadenplas Publishing, 2010)
APPELLATE LITIGATION (2nd Ed., Austin & Winfield, 1993) (1st Ed., John Wiley & Sons, 1985)
HONEST GOVERNMENT: ACHIEVABLE ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE (Praeger, 1992) (with W.J. Michael Cody)
JURY TRIAL LAW & PRACTICE (Wiley Law Publications, John Wiley & Sons, 1986)
AMERICA’S FIRST LAWYER’S LAWYER: THE LIFE OF WALTER JONES, 1776-1861 (research underway)
Articles & Essays:
“Restricting Attorney Speech About Matters of Recent Employment,” 24 Ariz. L. Rev. 801 (1982);
“Advance to the Retreat,” 31 Toledo L. Rev. 661 (2000);
“Mission Impossible: Hiring for Mission in a Vague World,” 33 Toledo L. Rev. 107 (2001);
“Who Moved Your Cheese? Confessions of a Rat,” 25 Toledo L. Rev. 131 (2003);
“The Of Counsel Role and its Implications for Law Firms,” 27 Los Angeles Lawyer 15 (July/Aug. 2004) (with Greg Suess);
“Legal Education in the Long Emergency,” 40 Toledo L. Rev. 377 (2009).
Op-eds:
“‘Innocence’ Is A Murky Concept,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), Feb. 18, 2008;
“Lawyers Rush To Profit From Tragedy, And It’s Wrong,” AJC, Mar. 11, 2008;
“Law Degree On Net? Stay Out of Georgia,” AJC, Jan. 30, 2007;
“Stealth Filibusters Need To Go,” AJC, Mar. 20, 2007;
“Intrusive Measures Worse Than Terrorism,” AJC, Aug. 8, 2006