Ion Meyn

Visiting Assistant Professor; Affiliated Faculty

Office: Room 8135 Social Sciences Building, 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, Race and the Law, Wrongful Convictions, and Trial Advocacy. His research focuses on procedural deficiencies in criminal law that are revealed by comparing criminal procedure to civil procedure.

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

Professor Meyn began his career as a litigator at the Coblentz firm in San Francisco, where he primarily represented officers against shareholders. Professor Meyn went on to manage litigation at an election law boutique. Representative cases included suing San Francisco to enforce a law passed by voters, challenging the constitutionality of ordinances in Oakland and San Jose, serving as lead counsel in defending against a lawsuit brought against 500 major political donors, and defending elected officials against the scurrilous attacks of political opponents.

Professor Meyn served as clinical faculty at the Wisconsin Innocence Project. He led a crack team of law students to vacate the life sentence of Seneca Malone.  Malone, wrongly convicted of intentional homicide, is now free and plans to go to school.  Professor Meyn also served on the team that successfully argued for a new trial for Terry Vollbrecht, who was also wrongly convicted of intentional homicide.

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