Michael W. Flynn

Associate Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Office of Academic and Bar Success; Coordinator, Legal Writing Department

Michael Flynn joined the Santa Clara Law faculty in 2010. During law school, he externed in the Law and Motion Department of the San Francisco Superior Court, and later for California Supreme Court Justice Carlos R. Moreno. Michael coached and competed on several champion intercollegiate moot court teams.

Since graduation, Michael has practiced in a variety of areas of law. He served as a Legal Research Attorney for the Civil and Appellate Divisions of the San Francisco Superior Court, worked as a Litigation Associate for Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Gibson & Harris, acted as General Counsel for a social media marketing company, and then worked as a Regional Director for Kaplan PMBR. In addition, Michael created and hosted the podcast, Legal Lad’s Quick and Dirty Tips for a More Lawful Life.

In addition to teaching at Santa Clara Law, Michael served as an Adjunct Professor at UC Hastings from 2007-2011, where he taught Moot Court and Appellate Advocacy. He is also a panel attorney for the California Appellate Project and Sixth District Appellate Program, where he represents indigent criminal appellants.


J.D., Hastings College of the Law, University of California

B.A., Tufts University

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Currently Teaching

Legal Research and Writing 2H Spring 2018
Advanced Legal Writing: Bar Exam 12 Spring 2018