Professor Sean Lyness joined New England Law in 2019, first as an Instructor of Legal Writing and then as a Faculty Fellow. After law school, he clerked for the Presiding Justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court and worked as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General. During his time at the Office of the Attorney General, he prosecuted environmental cases, defended the state in tort, employment, and constitutional actions, and adjudicated public records and open meetings disputes.
Professor Lyness’s research interests are in environmental law at the state and local levels. He has published or has papers forthcoming in the Georgetown Environmental Law Review, the Harvard Environmental Law Review Online, and the Roger Williams University Law Review, among others.