Associate Professor of Law with Tenure
Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Environmental Law Clinic, Law School Clinical Program
Kevin Lynch graduated magna cum laude from Rice University before attending New York University School of Law, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the NYU Environmental Law Journal and graduated magna cum laude. Professor Lynch joined the faculty in 2009 as the Environmental Law Clinical Fellow, and he currently still teaches in the Environmental Law Clinic. Prior to attending law school, he worked in the energy industry, and before joining the faculty he was a junior 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, and energy policy, as well as litigation experience in federal courts regarding air pollution, public lands, and wildlife. His scholarship focuses on civil procedure and access to courts.
JD, 2007, New York University School of Law
BA., 2001, Rice University
- 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).