OCU LAW Welcomes Edward Lyons to the Faculty

Professor Edward Lyons is the newest member of the Oklahoma City University School of Law faculty teaching Income Tax Law in the Fall of 2011.  Prior to coming to OCU LAW, Professor Lyons was a visiting scholar at the University of Notre Dame Law School.

“We’re indeed fortunate to have Professor Lyons on our faculty,” said OCU LAW Interim Dean Eric Laity.  “His combination of serious theoretical work in philosophy and sophisticated business law practice makes him an invaluable addition to OCU LAW.”

“I am thrilled to join the faculty here at OCU Law,” said Lyons.  “Of course many things attracted me, but perhaps the most significant was the quality of the staff and my faculty colleagues. While each of them has an impressive professional background, I found everyone to be remarkably welcoming and kind. I feel enthusiasm about joining a community that seeks, not only to develop academic and professional excellence in its students, but also to model for them the more fundamental qualities required for a successful and personally satisfying career as an advocate.”

Professor Lyons has been teaching for more than a decade.  Immediately prior to his appointment with Notre Dame Law School, he taught a variety of courses at Michigan State University College of Law including Basic Taxation, Tax Policy, Torts, Tort Theory, and Complex Litigation.

Before he began teaching in 2001, Professor Lyons was an associate in the San Francisco office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, where his litigation practice involved tax, securities fraud, mass torts, products liability, insurance coverage, and communications law.  Lyons also clerked for Judge Edward Leavy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Professor Lyons received his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.  Additionally, he has a Master’s and a Ph.D. in Philosophy.  Much of his scholarship has focused on interdisciplinary issues in law and philosophy.