Professor of Law
BGS, University of Kansas, 1977; MPA, University of Kansas, 1982; JD, magna cum laude, Washburn University School of Law, 1987
Professor Lyn Entrikin was the Director of the Legal Writing Program at Washburn University School of Law from 2004-2008 before joining the Bowen faculty, first as a visiting professor in Fall 2009 and again in 2010-11. Professor Entrikin joined the permanent faculty in 2011. She serves as immediate past president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and is a board member of the AALS Section on Balance in Legal Education. .
Before attending law school, Professor Entrikin earned a master’s degree in public administration and worked as a legislative fiscal analyst for the Kansas Legislature. During law school, she was editor-in-chief of the Washburn Law Journal. After graduation, she was a research attorney for Justice Richard Holmes of the Kansas Supreme Court. Thereafter, she served for three years as administrative assistant to the Kansas Chief Justice. Later she clerked for the late Judge Dale Saffels, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, before joining the Topeka law firm of Wright, Henson, Somers, Sebelius, Clark & Baker. She was also an Assistant Kansas Attorney General in the Legal Opinions and Government Counsel Division.
In 1996, the Kansas Governor appointed her to a term on the Board of Tax Appeals, the highest administrative tax tribunal in Kansas, where she adjudicated state and local tax disputes. Professor Entrikin later established a solo law practice in Topeka, focusing primarily on ad valorem tax litigation and appellate practice. She also worked as a Senior Case Law Editor for Lexis-Nexis and as Advisory Counsel to the Kansas Corporation Commission.Â Professor Entrikin is licensed to practice in Kansas and Colorado and has been admitted to practice before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.Â She teaches Legislation as well as Reasoning, Writing, and Analysis I and II.