Assistant Professor of Law

Meyn, Ion

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

Teaching Areas:
Civil Litigation
Civil Procedure
Civil Rights
Criminal Procedure

Recently Taught Courses
714 Civil Procedure I


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.