Ion Meyn

Assistant Professor of Law

Meyn, Ion

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


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 Fordham Law Review, Brooklyn Law Review and the American Journal of Criminal Law.

He serves as the Reporter for the American Bar Association's Standards on Diversion and Alternatives to Incarceration. He is a Co-Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section's Committee on Procedure and Evidence, and is a former Co-Chair of the Alternatives to Incarceration & Diversion Committee. 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 in San Francisco, 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, leading teams that secured exonerations in homicide cases that lacked forensic evidence.