Professor Devin Kinyon has been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). Membership is limited to just one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and selected by the ABF Board.

The ABF Fellows is a global honorary society that recognizes attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. ABF Fellows hail from nearly 40 countries and hold a wide variety of influential roles.

Professor Kinyon is the director of the Office of Academic & Bar Success at Santa Clara Law. He oversees academic support and Bar Exam preparation at the Law School. He teaches Real Property and Community Property. He is also the chair of the State Bar of California’s Law School Council. Professor Kinyon joined the Santa Clara Law faculty in 2011.

Professor Kinyon joins a number of Santa Clara Law faculty who are ABF fellows, including Professor Dorothy Glancy, Professor Kerry MacIntosh, Dean Emeritus Donald Polden, Professor Emerita Cookie Ridolfi, and Dean Emeritus Gerald Uelmen.

About the ABF Fellows

The ABF Fellows serve as stewards of the American Bar Foundation, an independent, nonprofit research organization which conducts short- and long-term socio-legal research projects. The ABF’s mission is to serve the legal profession, the public, and the academy through empirical research, publications, and programs that advance justice and the understanding of law. The ABF’s research falls under one of three categories: learning and practicing law; protecting rights and accessing justice; and making and implementing law. The Foundation is committed to broad dissemination of research findings to the organized bar, scholars, and the general public.