Ion Meyn

Assistant Professor of Law

Telephone: 608-262-5137
Office: Room 9104, Law School

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, Civil Rights, 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 the Reporter for the ABA Standards Committee for Diversion and Special Courts.  He serves as the Co-Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section's Alternatives to Incarceration & Diversion Committee, and in the past served as Co-Chair of the Section's Committee on Procedure and Evidence.   

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

Professor Meyn began his career as a civil litigator at the Coblentz firm in San Francisco, where he represented directors against investors, as well as businesses in contract and trade secret disputes. He managed litigation at an election law firm, where he represented elected officials, candidates, judges, and political action committees.

Turning to criminal law, Professor Meyn served as a supervising attorney at the Wisconsin Innocence Project. He led the team that overturned Seneca Malone's wrongful conviction and life sentence.  He also served on the team that secured relief for Terry Vollbrecht, who was also wrongly convicted of intentional homicide.

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