Assistant Professor of Law
Ion Meyn teaches Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Wrongful Convictions, Race and the Law, and Trial Advocacy. His scholarship seeks to reveal unexamined assumptions that inform how we litigate civil disputes, versus criminal disputes.
He serves as the Reporter for the American Bar Association's Standards on Diversion. He serves as Co-Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section's Committee on Procedure and Evidence. On behalf of the ABA, he also served as an observer of the trial against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri in Guantanamo.
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.
In California, he managed litigation at a firm representing elected officials, candidates, judges, and political action committees. In Wisconsin, he worked on behalf of the Wisconsin State Public Defender and then the Wisconsin Innocence Project, leading teams that secured exonerations in homicide cases.
His work on the history of criminal procedure appears in the Fordham Law Review. His most recent work is forthcoming in the William & Mary Law Review and the Indiana Law Journal.
Scholarship & Publications
News & Media
Thursday, Jun 11, 2020Ion Meyn discusses the growing call to defund police
Tuesday, May 12, 2020From courtroom to classroom: Ion Meyn discusses his journey
Friday, Oct 12, 2018Central Wisconsin sheriff suspends election opponent over 2001 case; Ion Meyn comments
Appleton Post Crescent
Monday, Oct 14, 2013Wisconsin Innocence Project client remains free on plea deal; Ion Meyn comments
Baraboo News Republic
Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013Wisconsin Innocence Project's Ion Meyn comments on client's plea deal
Wisconsin Public Radio
Thursday, Jun 20, 2013Ion Meyn: Wisconsin Innocence Project students played key role in freed man's case
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- Civil Litigation
- Civil Procedure
- Civil Rights
- Criminal Procedure