Devin Kinyon

Associate Clinical Professor

Professor Kinyon directs academic support at the Law School.  He oversees the first-year Academic Success Program (ASP), the upper-division ASP fellows, and the First-Year Friday program.  He also oversees the Directed Study program, serving as faculty advisor for Directed Study students and as lead instructor for the Legal Analysis course. As a part of the faculty in the Office of Academic & Bar Success, he assists with Bar preparation programming.

Professor Kinyon has an active counseling portfolio. He meets with students on a range of issues, including: transitioning to law school, effective learning strategies, exam-writing, and preparation for the Bar Exam.  He is also the principal academic advisor for transfer students.

Prior to coming to Santa Clara, Professor Kinyon worked in service-learning, leadership development, and transitional programs at UC Berkeley. As a law student, he represented low-wage workers in USF’s Employment Law Clinic, and received CALI Awards for Excellence in Poverty Law and Rebellious Lawyering seminars. He has clerked in the BART General Counsel’s Office, the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, and for Legal Assistance for Seniors in Oakland. He has also taught in USF’s Academic Support Program.


J.D., University of San Francisco, certificate in Public Interest Law with honors

M.A., University of San Francisco School of Education

B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Specialization

California Bar Exam

Labor and Employment Law

Law School Exam Writing

Public Interest Lawyering


Affiliations and Honors

Admitted to the State Bar of California

Member, Association of Academic Support Educators

Member, Alameda County Bar Association

Attorney Volunteer, Alameda County Lawyers in the Library Program

Member, BALIF (Bay Area LGBT lawyers group)

Member, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy


Other Links

Currently Teaching

Bar Exam Skills Workshop Fall 2018
Legal Analysis Fall 2018
Community Property Fall 2018