Associate 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.
He has contributed to public discussions on crime and policing, appearing on CNN, NPR, Bloomberg, Fox6 News, and Wisconsin Public Radio, writing for NBC, and being quoted in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The Washington Post, USA Today and the Associated Press.
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
Friday, Jun 17, 2022Ion Meyn Discusses Implications of the Buffalo Shooter Being Charged in Both State and Federal Courts
Thursday, Apr 21, 2022Ion Meyn discusses criminal procedure's origins in white supremacy
Wisconsin Public Radio
Thursday, Apr 14, 2022Thomas’ family demands MPD release unedited footage of in-custody death: Ion Meyn comments
Monday, Apr 11, 2022Police officer who fatally shot Amir Locke eludes charges: Ion Meyn comments
Friday, Apr 8, 2022State legislature works across party lines to address racial disparities: Ion Meyn discusses
The Badger Herald
Thursday, Jan 20, 2022Ion Meyn achieves tenure, promoted to associate professor
Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022Ion Meyn, Lanny Glinberg discuss bail reform
Monday, Dec 13, 2021Ion Meyn: What the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict means for carrying open firearms in Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Journal
Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021Ion Meyn cautions against push to change bail system after Waukesha tragedy
Thursday, Dec 2, 2021Ion Meyn discusses what the Rittenhouse case says about gun rights, white-privileged violence
Friday, Nov 19, 2021Ion Meyn: Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty verdict reveals the true value of life in Wisconsin
Friday, Nov 19, 2021Ion Meyn discusses what a mistrial in the Rittenhouse case would mean
Friday, Nov 19, 2021Ion Meyn on what can be deduced from the length of jury deliberations in the Rittenhouse case
The New York Times
Thursday, Nov 18, 2021Ion Meyn explains how the Rittenhouse jury was narrowed
The Washington Post
- Civil Litigation
- Civil Procedure
- Civil Rights
- Criminal Procedure