Photograph: Mary Matthews.

Mary Lynch Matthews

Visiting Associate Professor of Law
B.S.E., University of Kansas, 1978
M.S., Emporia State University, 1981
J.D., Washburn University School of Law, 1991
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"The collegial environment that supported me as a student remains at the heart of Washburn Law. I'm excited to return to teach students to creatively analyze, research, and solve legal problems in an effective and ethical manner. It's rewarding to engage in this endeavor with talented colleagues who are committed to ensuring that Washburn students develop the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to become excellent lawyers."

Mary Lynch Matthews joined Washburn Law in 2017. She has been an adjunct professor at Washburn Law and in the Lawyering Skills program at the University of Kansas School of Law. Professor Matthews has been a Career Law Clerk to Honorable James K. Logan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and a Career Law Clerk to Honorable Kathryn H. Vratil of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. She received her J.D. from Washburn University School of Law and a Masters in School Psychology from Emporia State University. Professor Matthews has been a core, parent/adolescent, and civil Kansas approved mediator since 2015.

Professor Matthews's Justice Quote:

"Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public" – Cornel West

Professor Matthews's Recommended Reading on Racial Justice:

Teaching Responsibilities
  • Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I
  • Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II
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