Tom Thruston Williams
Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law and the Legal Profession
Affiliated Faculty in Justice Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Professor Myles V. Lynk is the Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law and the Legal Profession at the Arizona State University College of Law, and a Faculty Associate of ASU’s Center for the Study of Law, Science and Technology.

He teaches administrative law, business organizations, civil procedure and professional responsibility.

After September 11, 2001, he organized a series of special programs at the law school, titled, “Challenges,” which examined the various responses of the American legal system to that awful tragedy.

Professor Lynk is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He has served as a law clerk to Judge Damon Keith on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, and, in 1979 – 80, an Assistant Director on the White House Domestic Policy Staff.

In 1983 – 84, Professor Lynk served on the legal sta? of the Special Counsel to the Committee on Standards of O?cial Conduct of the U.S. House of Representatives, investigating allegations of improper conduct involving Congressmen, sta? and teenagers serving as House pages.

Professor Lynk was a partner in the Washington, D.C., o?ce of a national law ?rm from 1985 through 1999, where he advised companies on governance and regulatory issues and litigated in federal and local courts.

Before coming to ASU in 2000, Professor Lynk was a visiting professor of law at George Washington University Law School and a lecturer in law at the University of Maryland School of Law. He recently served as co-chair of the State Bar of Arizona’s Task Force on Multi-jurisdictional Practice and was a member of the State Bar’s Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession.

Professor Lynk was appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States to two terms on the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States, and is currently chair of the Advisory Committee’s Discovery Subcommittee.


Assistant: Tina George

Curriculum Vitae

A.B., Harvard College (1971)

J.D., Harvard Law School (1976)