Amy Flynn

Amy Flynn

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

Associate Dean
Full-Time Faculty


Amy Flynn joined USF Law in 2007. From 2004 to 2007, Flynn served as the Assistant Public Defender in Contra Costa County. She is co-author of California Criminal Law: Cases and Problems, 4th Ed. As Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Flynn oversees the law school’s academic programs and is responsible for curricular program development and implementation, including the Academic and Bar Exam Success Program. As a member of the faculty, she has taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Appellate Advocacy and Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis I and II, Criminal Practice, and Legal Drafting. Prior to assuming the associate dean role, Flynn led USF's moot court program, including both USF internal first-year students program and the advocacy competition program for continuing students.

A USF Law 2004 Summa Cum Laude alumna, 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, 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


  • JD, University of San Francisco School of Law
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley


  • California Criminal Law: Cases and Problems (Carolina Academic Press, Fourth Edition, 2016) (Co-authored with Steven Shatz and Scott Howe)