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Sean Michael Fiil-Flynn

Law Professor, American University

Sean Flynn teaches courses on the intersection of intellectual property, trade law, and human rights and is Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP). At PIJIP, Professor Flynn designs and manages a wide variety of research and advocacy projects that promote public interests in intellectual property and information law and coordinates PIJIP’s academic program. Prior to joining WCL, Professor Flynn completed clerkships with Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson on the South African Constitutional Court and Judge Raymond Fisher on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, was senior associate with Spiegel & McDiarmid, senior attorney for the Consumer Project on Technology, served on the policy team advising then Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Deval Patrick, and taught Constitutional Law at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.


  • 2006–present
    Program director, American University Washington College of Law


  • 1999 
    Harvard Law School, Juris Doctorate