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

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.


James E. Rogers College of Law
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