Mary Patricia Byrn

Professor of Law

Associate Dean for Administration


B.A., Loyola University Chicago, magna cum laude, 1991
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2003


William Mitchell College of Law: associate dean for administration, 2012- ; professor of law, 2012- ; associate professor of law, 2010-2012; assistant professor of law, 2007-2010.

University of Minnesota Law School: visiting assistant professor of law, 2005-2007.

Clerk, Hon. John R. Tunheim, U. S. District Court, Minnesota, 2004-2005.

Clerk, Hon. Gerald W. Heaney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2003-2004

Admitted: Minnesota; U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Minnesota.

Leadership & Service

Member, Minnesota Law Review Alumni Board. Board Member, Minnesota Lavender Bar Association.

Research & Scholarship

Professor Byrn’s research interests include assisted reproductive technology, sexual orientation, family law, and constitutional law.