Associate Professor of Law with Tenure
Ronald V. Yegge Clinical Director
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Environmental Law Clinic, Law School Clinical Program
Professor Lynch teaches the Environmental Law Clinic as well as related doctrinal classes. Professor Lynch previously worked in the energy industry and as an attorney at Environmental Defense Fund’s office in Boulder, Colorado. Professor Lynch has experience working at the state and federal level on regulatory and permitting issues related to climate change, air quality, water, and energy policy, as well as litigation experience in federal courts regarding air pollution, public lands, wildlife, and animal rights. His scholarship focuses property rights related to energy such as oil and gas rights, as well as various issues related to civil court litigation and access to courts.
JD, 2007, New York University School of Law
BA., 2001, Rice University
- Preliminary Injunctions in Public Law: The Merits, 60 HOUSTON L. REV. _____ (forthcoming 2023).
- Western Water Rights in a 4degC Future (with Shi-Ling Hsu and Karrigan Bork), 52 Envtl. L. Rep. 10211 (2022).
- Fracking the Public Trust, 10 San Diego J. Climate & Energy Law 69 (2019)
- A Fracking Mess: Just Compensation for Regulatory Takings of Oil and Gas Property Rights, 43 COLUM. J. OF ENVTL. L. 335 (2018).
- Regulation of Fracking Is Not a Taking of Private Property, 84 U. Cincinnati L. Rev. 38 (2016).
- The Lock-In Effect of Preliminary Injunctions, 66 Fla. L. Rev. 779 (2014).
- When Staying Discovery Stays Justice: Analyzing Motions to Stay Discovery When a Motion to Dismiss is Pending, 47 Wake Forest Law Review 71 (2012).
- Application of the Public Trust Doctrine to Modern Fishery Management Regimes, 15 N.Y.U. Envtl. L.J. 285 (2007).