Michael Lynch

Director of Law Library and Professor


(678) 916-2661


Ph.B., University of Detroit
M.Libr., Emory University
J.D., University of Michigan

Courses Taught


Career Highlights

Before joining John Marshall in 1997, Professor Lynch served as Associate Library Director at Florida State University and University of Toledo Law Schools where he pioneered the transitions from catalogue to computer based libraries and taught computer legal research. His legal teaching experience includes Florida State University, University of Toledo and Emory University Law Schools, where he has taught such diverse topics as Copyright and Trademark Law, Legal Research and Writing, Contracts, Corporations, Commercial Law and Legal Rights.


The Other Amendments: Constitutional Amendments That Failed, 93 Law Library Journal 303 (2001).

A Theory of Pure Buffoonery; Fair Use and Humor, 24 University of Dayton L. Rev.1 (1998).

Citators in the Early Twentieth Century – Not Just Shepard’s, Legal Reference Service Quarterly, vol. 16, No. 3, p. 5 (1998).

An Impossible Task But Everybody Has To Do It: Teaching Legal Research in Law Schools, 87 Law Library Journal 415 (1997). (This article was chosen as winner in the AALL Call for Papers for the 1997 AALL Annual Meeting.)

The United States Code, the Statutes at Large, and Some Peculiarities of Codification, Legal Reference Service Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 1, p. 69 (1997).

Book Review, Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations, Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 1/2, pp.209-224, (1994).

Copyright in Utilitarian Objects: Beneath Metaphysics, 16 University of Dayton L. Rev. 647 (1991).

Say It Again: Quotation Collections for Lawyers, Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 1/2, pp.91-134 (1990).

New Books for Old: Photocopy Reproductions of Rare Books, Trends in Law Library Management and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 1, July-August 1988.

Contracts, 25 Mercer Law Review 97 (Winter 1974, Annual Survey of Georgia Law).

Agency and Business Associations, 24 Mercer Law Review 19 (Winter 1973, Annual Survey of Georgia Law).

Tax Practice as Affected by the Freedom of Information Act and the Information Retrieval System, (with B. C. Eaton) 17 Tulane Tax Inst. 577 (1967).