Ion Meyn

Visiting Assistant Professor; Affiliated Faculty

Telephone: 608-263-3857
Office: 8135 Social Sciences

B.A., University of California Santa Cruz, 1996
J.D., University of California Hastings, 2000

Recently Taught Courses
714 Civil Procedure I
852 Trial Advocacy (Mock Trial: BLSA)


Ion Meyn teaches Civil Procedure, Race and the Law, Wrongful Convictions, and Trial Advocacy. His scholarship focuses on procedural deficiencies in criminal law that are revealed by comparing criminal procedure to civil procedure, his work appearing in the Brooklyn Law Review and the American Journal of Criminal Law.  He serves as a Co-Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section's Committee on Procedure and Evidence.  He also serves as the Reporter for the ABA Standards Committee for Diversion and Special Courts. 

Professor Meyn clerked for Federal District Judge Bernice Donald, who now serves on the Sixth Circuit. Professor Meyn also externed for California Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin.

Professor Meyn began his career as a litigator at the Coblentz firm in San Francisco, where he represented officers against shareholders, as well as businesses in contract and trade secret disputes. Professor Meyn went on to manage litigation at the Sutton Law Firm, where he represented elected officials, candidates, judges, and PACs in election law disputes.

Professor Meyn served as clinical faculty at the Wisconsin Innocence Project. He led a team of students in the effort to vacate the life sentence of Seneca Malone. Professor Meyn also served on the team that successfully argued for a new trial for Terry Vollbrecht, who was also wrongly convicted of intentional homicide.

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