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Myles Lynk

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Professor of Law
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Biography

Biography

Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law and the Legal Profession
Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science & Innovation
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Honors Faculty and Thesis Advisor, Barrett, the Honors College
Affiliated Faculty in Justice and Social Inquiry, School of Social
Transformation, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Professor Lynk teaches legal ethics and professional responsibility, business organizations and corporate governance, civil procedure at the College of Law and a law and literature seminar for Barrett Honors College students.  He serves as Legal Ethics Adviser to the District of Columbia Office of Attorney General and is a member of the Legal Ethics Advisory Committee of the Center for Ethics and Public Integrity, National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute.  In 2016-17 Professor Lynk was a Senior Fellow in ASU’s Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics.    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 ASU’s intercollegiate athletics department on matters involving student-athletes, the NCAA and the Conference. In 2005 he was appointed by ASU’s President to conduct the university’s investigation into safety and accountability issues arising from the off-campus shooting death of one student by another student. In 2008-2009 Professor Lynk was a Visiting Honors Faculty Fellow at ASU's Barrett Honors College.  In 2010 he was a Visiting Professor at the Duke University School of Law in Durham, NC, and in 2014 was a Visiting Fellow at Magdalene College and Visitor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge, England.   In his national professional service Professor Lynk served two terms on the Civil Rules Advisory Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.  He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association (ABA).  He previously served the ABA as Chair of the: Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Standing Committee on Professional Discipline, Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law and Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, among other activities.  Other professional service has included serving on the Council of the American Law Institute, as the elected President of the District of Columbia Bar and as national Chair of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.  Professor Lynk is a recipient of the ABA’s Spirit of Excellence Award and Father Robert Drinan Award. 

ADMITTED TO THE BAR:

State of New York, since 1977
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, since 1979
District of Columbia, since 1982

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD CERTIFICATION:

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Human Research Certification; Basic Course & Elective Modules for Institutional Review Board Administrators and Members; U.S. Indian Health Service, Dept. of Health & Human Services, Institutional Review Board; CITI Human Research Certification; Basic Course 1 & Refresher Course 2 for Group 3 Institutional Review Board Members; Arizona State University Institutional Review Board.

Education

A.B., Harvard College (1971)

J.D., Harvard Law School (1976)

Publications

BOOKS

  • Robert N. Clinton, Kevin Gover & Myles Lynk, Law and the Regulatory State (Arizona State University College of Law 2003).KF425 C54 2003
  • A Guide to the Protection of Human Research Subjects: Selected Resources (American Bar Association 2001).K3601 A12 A12 2001
  • Tom Willging & Myles Lynk, Special Masters and Court Appointed Experts: Incidence and Activity, Report to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules and Its Subcommittee on Special Masters (Committee on Civil Rules 2000).KF8961 Z9 W55 2000
  • Myles Lynk & Michael R. Geroe, Preparing for '96 : a Guide to Federal Election Campaign Laws for Corporations and Individuals (Dewey Ballantine 1995).KF4920 L96 1995
  • Self-determination and Representation: the Participation of National Liberation Movements as Observers in the Work of the United Nations (Harvard University 1976).



ARTICLES



PRESENTATIONS

  • “Judicial Review of Congressional Legislation in the Supreme Court of the United States: Current Issues and Concerns,” , Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, May 29, 2014.
  • “Whose Choice? Multijurisdictional Practice and the Ethics 20/20 Commission’s ‘Choice of Conflict of Interest Rule’ Amendment to the Model Rules,” , 2013 Symposium of the Miller-Becker Center for Professional Responsibility, University of Akron School of Law, Akron, OH, April 5, 2013.
  • “Rules and Their Consequences: Legal Ethics in Theory and Practice,” , Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC, March 4, 2013.
  • Legal Ethics and Sophocles’ Antigone, CLE Presentation in Legal Ethics, Arizona State University College of Law, CLE Program, Phoenix, Arizona, February 22, 2013.
  • Rules and Their Consequences: Legal Ethics in Theory and Practice, Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, March 4, 2013.
  • Leadership Lessons From Homer’s Iliad, State Bar of Arizona, Bar Leadership Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, May 18, 2012.
  • Moral Authority and Bar Leadership, State Bar of Arizona, Bar Leadership Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, October 19, 2012.
  • The ABA Model Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement: A Look Back and Plans for the Future, 2012 ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility, Boston, Massachusetts, May 31, 2012.
  • Arguments Against Permitting Advance Waivers of Lawyers’ Potential Conflicts of Interest Under Rule 1.7 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Presentation to the ABA Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Tucson, Arizona, April, 2009.
  • Conflict or Community? The Rule of Law and the Role of Lawyers, Barrett, the Honors College, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, April 2009.
  • Legal Ethics, University Counsel and the Difficult Discrimination Claim, CLE Workshop for the National Association of College and University Attorneys, Tempe, Arizona, March, 2009.
  • The New Role of Corporate Governance – Transatlantic Corporate Governance Dialogue, Co-Sponsored by the European Corporate Governance Institute, Columbia University Law School & The Brookings Institution, New York, New York, September, 2009.
  • And Now for Plan B: Government Intervention, Corporate Governance and the Management of Risk by Financial Institutions in a Market Economy, Arizona State University College of Law, Tempe, Arizona, October 2008.
  • Choice and Opportunity: Black Lawyers and Corporate Law Firms, Arizona State University College of Law, Tempe, Arizona, October 2008.
  • Choice and Opportunity: Race, Politics and the Practice of Law: The impact of Barack Obama’s experiences as a lawyer and his candidacy for President on the Recruitment and Retention of African-American Lawyers in Majority Law Firms and Corporate Law Departments, ABA Section of Law Practice Management, Tucson, Arizona, October 2008.
  • The General Counsel’s Role in Corporate Governance, J. Reuben Clark Law Society International Conference, Arizona State University College of Law, Tempe, Arizona, February 15, 2008.
  • The Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis: Lessons in Corporate Governance and Federal Regulation, Arizona State University College of Law, Tempe, Arizona, April 2008.
  • What Went Wrong? Ethical Issues and the Economic Crisis, Hillel Society Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, November 2008.
  • Corporate Directors and the Business Judgment Rule, Presentation to the Board of Directors of Dendreon Corporation, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2007.
  • Certain Provisions of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Corporate General Counsel Symposium, Phoenix, Arizona, 2003.
  • Legal Education and its Relevance to the Practice of Law, Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, New York, May 2002.
  • The Advocate's Search for Meaning: The Relationship Between Legal Education and the Practice of Law, Kiewit Foundation Lecture, Arizona State University College of Law, Tempe, Arizona, January 2001.
  • Representing Business Clients Before Federal Administrative Agencies: A Dual Relationship, Panel Presentation, "Law Practice Before Administrative Agencies: A Canada/U.S. Comparison," Committee on Counsel Responsibility, Section on Business Law, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, August 1998.
  • Tangled Loyalties: Conflicts of Interest in the Real World, Panelist, Fellows Seminar at the American Bar Foundation 42nd Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, January 31, 1998.
  • Medical Practice in a Managed Care Environment: Issues to Consider, National Medical Association Program in Continuing Medical Education, Chicago, Illinois, July 27, 1996.
  • The Impact of the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Uniformity vs. Diversity Among the Federal District Courts, Developments in Commercial Litigation Seminar, National Bar Association Commercial Law Section, Washington, D.C., May 1, 1995.


 

Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 638Professional Responsibility
LAW 654Business Organizations
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 638Professional Responsibility
LAW 691Seminar
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 638Professional Responsibility
LAW 654Business Organizations
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 654Business Organizations
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
LAW 638Professional Responsibility
LAW 691Seminar
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
LAW 654Business Organizations
LAW 781Independent Study
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 638Professional Responsibility
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 602Civil Procedure II
LAW 691Seminar
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 494Special Topics
JUS 591Seminar
LAW 638Professional Responsibility
LAW 654Business Organizations
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 638Professional Responsibility
LAW 654Business Organizations
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 638Professional Responsibility
LAW 691Seminar
LAW 781Independent Study