Assistant Professor of Law
Ion Meyn teaches Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Wrongful Convictions, Race and the Law, and Trial Advocacy.
His scholarship examines race and class-based disparities that inform differences between civil and criminal procedure. Most recently, his research seeks to unsettle assumptions concerning the regulation of use of force in policing. His work appears (or is forthcoming) in the Fordham Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Arizona Law Review, Brooklyn Law Review, and the American Journal of Criminal Law.
He serves as the Reporter for the American Bar Association's Task Force on Diversion Standards. He also serves as Co-Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section's Academic Committee. On behalf of the ABA, he served as an observer of the trial against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri in Guantanamo.
Professor Meyn clerked at the district court for Sixth Circuit Judge Bernice Donald. He also interned for California Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin.
Previously, he litigated business and election law disputes in California, worked on behalf of the Wisconsin State Public Defender, and served as a supervising attorney at the Wisconsin Innocence Project, where he led teams that secured exonerations in homicide cases.
Scholarship & Publications
Ion Meyn participated in the closing plenary, "Confronting Our History: The Role of Race in the Criminallegal System," at the ABA's Criminal Justice Section's 2020 Fall Institute. The session was moderated by 6th Circuit Judge Bernice Donald and included Federal District Judge Carlton Reeves, ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeffery Robinson, and Professors Angela Davis and Barbara Creel. Meyn's talk was titled, "Constructing Separate and Unequal Courtrooms."
Ion Meyn co-organized the American Bar Association workshopping conference, "Big Data and Equal Protection," which took place in November. Fifty criminal law scholars participated in the event, including keynote speaker Dean L. Song Richardson of UC Irvine Law School. The AALS Criminal Justice Section and the Academy for Justice Center at Arizona State University were event partners.
News & Media
Monday, Mar 29, 2021Ion Meyn: What's behind 2020 declines in Wisconsin jail and prison inmate numbers?
Thursday, Feb 25, 2021Ion Meyn discusses Milwaukee Police Department misconduct settlements
Thursday, Jan 14, 2021Ion Meyn explains 'use of force' policies in Wisconsin
Thursday, Jan 7, 2021Ion Meyn discusses Kenosha charging decision
Friday, Oct 9, 2020Ion Meyn comments on investigation to officer-involved killing of Alvin Cole in Wauwatosa
Monday, Oct 5, 2020Ion Meyn writes about police accountability in Breonna Taylor's death
The Capital Times
Monday, Sep 7, 2020Ion Meyn discusses qualified immunity and police use of force
The Advocate's Society podcast
Thursday, Sep 3, 2020U.S. Justice Department proposes funding more police officers in Wisconsin; Ion Meyn comments
Friday, Aug 14, 2020Ion Meyn discusses history of ABA's Criminal Justice Standards project
Thursday, Jul 16, 2020Ion Meyn: How the language police use affects their actions
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
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