Ion Meyn

Assistant Professor of Law

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

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


Ion Meyn teaches Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Wrongful Convictions, Race and the Law, and Trial Advocacy. His work comparing criminal procedure and civil procedure has been published in the Brooklyn Law Review and the American Journal of Criminal Law. His recent piece, "Why Civil and Criminal Procedure Are So Different: A Forgotten History," is forthcoming in the Fordham Law Journal.

He serves as the Reporter for the ABA Standards Committee for Diversion and Special Courts. He is a Co-Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section's Alternatives to Incarceration & Diversion Committee, and a past Co-Chair of the Committee on Procedure and Evidence. He has on behalf of the ABA served as an observer of the legal proceedings 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.

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

In Wisconsin, he worked on behalf of the Wisconsin State Public Defender and subsequently served as a supervising attorney at the Wisconsin Innocence Project, specializing on intentional homicide cases that lacked forensic evidence.

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