Amanda Bynum

Director of Externships and Bar Success & Part-Time Professor of Practice

Amanda Bynum is a Tucson native with an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona. She is a 2009 graduate of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law where she earned a Certificate in Criminal Law and Policy. During law school, she had practical experience as a Rule 38(d) attorney in the Criminal Defense Clinic. She was awarded the Outstanding 3L Award in 2009. Ms. Bynum was an associate attorney in a private Arizona law firm practicing criminal defense from 2010-2012 before practicing as a felony trial lawyer at the Pima County Public Defender from 2012-2017. Ms. Bynum created and developed an ongoing CLE program for the Public Defender's Office in 2016 and led the Criminal Defense Clinic from 2016-2017. Ms. Bynum is a member of the AALS Clinical Legal Education Association and formerly served as a Board Member of the Pima County Young Lawyers Division and Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice where she served as Seminar Committee Chair from 2013-2016 and co-chair until 2017. Ms. Bynum received the AACJ Presidents Commendation in both 2015 and 2017 for her work developing continuing legal education for criminal defense lawyers.


  • J.D. James E. Rogers College of Law
  • B.A. University of Arizona

Work Experience

  • Director of Externships & Bar Success
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    2017 - present
  • Training Director
    Pima County Public Defender's Office, Tucson, Arizona
    2016 - 2017
  • Part-Time Professor of Practice
    Criminal Defense Clinic, James E. Rogers College of Law
    2016 - 2017
  • Felony Trial Lawyer
    Pima County Public Defender's Office, Tucson, Arizona
    2012 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
    Nesci & St. Louis, Tucson, Arizona
    2010 - 2012