Amy Flynn

Amy Flynn

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor of Legal Writing and Lawyering Skills, Director Keta Taylor Colby Death Penalty Project

Associate Dean • Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-5369


Amy Flynn joined USF Law in 2007. From 2004 to 2007, Dean Flynn served as the Assistant Public Defender in Contra Costa County. Professor Flynn is co-author of California Criminal Law: Cases and Problems, 4th Ed. She teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Appellate Advocacy and has taught Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis I and II, Criminal Practice, and Legal Drafting.

Committed to supporting students’ skills development with an emphasis on legal analysis and oral advocacy, Professor Flynn’s moot court responsibilities include both the USF internal Moot Court Program for all first year students as well as the advocacy competition program for continuing students. A USF Law 2004 Summa Cum Laude alumna, Professor Flynn also oversees the Keta Taylor Colby Death Penalty Project (KTC), which was established in 2001 to involve law students in the interim reform, and ultimate abolition, of the death penalty in the United States. In this capacity, Professor Flynn teaches a spring seminar and travels to the South each summer to guide and support KTC students.

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Law
BA, University of California, Berkeley
JD, University of San Francisco School of Law
California Criminal Law: Cases and Problems (Carolina Academic Press, Fourth Edition, 2016) (Co-authored with Steven Shatz and Scott Howe)