Rich Melnick adjunct law faculty

The Honorable Rich Melnick

Adjunct Law Faculty


Rich Melnick has served the public for over 40 years. After graduating from Northwestern University and Lewis & Clark Law School, Judge Melnick worked as a prosecutor, then as a judge in both the trial and the appellate courts. Judge Melnick has presented educational programs to judges and lawyers on ethics, search and seizure, trial and appellate advocacy, evidence, and constitutional law. He is a former Dean of Washington State’s Judicial College and, as a commissioner on the Washington State Supreme Court’s Gender and Justice Commission, he chaired its education committee. He also served on Washington’s Commission on Judicial conduct.


Previous Courses: Evidence - Fall 2021, 2022, 2023; Spring 2021

Specialty Areas and Course Descriptions

Evidence - Fall 2024