Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri; Visiting Professor of Law, University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
Professor Lynn Branham’s expertise centers on correctional and sentencing law and policy. She is the author of numerous casebooks and articles on these subjects, has held many leadership positions in the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) Criminal Justice Section, and served on the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections for sixteen years, fourteen as the ABA’s representative.
The primary focus of Lynn’s current research is on the integration of restorative justice and practices into criminal-justice systems and communities’ responses to crime. Her most recent article and accompanying podcast explore and challenge the systemic failure to understand and meet the full spectrum of victim-survivors’ needs, concluding with a call for the law to accord victim-survivors a new right – a right of access to restorative-justice processes.
Lynn received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and Master of Science in Restorative Practices from the IIRP Graduate School.
Board member since 2020.