A former associate dean from 1995 to 1997, Professor Lynch has had an
extraordinary legal and law teaching career, including 22 years as a
judge advocate in the U.S. Navy. He trained young lawyers to try cases
as a commanding officer of one of the Navy's largest legal commands.
Lynch served as special counsel to the Secretary of the Navy and was
executive secretary to the U.S. delegation that negotiated the 1972
Incidents at Sea Agreement with the Soviet Navy.
Midway through his Navy career, he earned an LL.M. in Public
International Law at George Washington Law School. He taught as an
adjunct professor at the University of San Diego Law School and taught a
commercial bar review course before coming to California Western School
of Law in 1978. Lynch coached the interscholastic National Moot Court
Team for ten years, taught a bar preparation course at the law school
for ten years, and tutored individuals for the bar for six years. He
continues to travel the country recruiting students and hosting alumni