Associate Faculty Associate; Affiliated Faculty
Office: Room A0046 - W.H. SEWELL SOCIAL SCIENCE, Law School
B.A., University of California Santa Cruz, 1996
J.D., University of California Hastings, 2000
Recently Taught Courses
852 Trial Advocacy (Mock Trial: BLSA)
Ion Meyn supervises students in the Wisconsin Innocence Project and teaches Trial Advocacy. He serves as Co-Chair
of the Policy Committee of the Wisconsin Innocence Project Advisory Board, and
serves on the Academic Committee of the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section. His research focuses on assessing the incidence and effect of the
lack of discovery in criminal proceedings.
Professor Meyn clerked for Federal District Judge Bernice Donald, who now serves on the Sixth Circuit. Before clerking, Professor Meyn externed for California Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin.
Professor Meyn joined the Coblentz
firm in San Francisco, representing clients in mediation, arbitration,
depositions, hearings, and trial. He represented officers against
shareholders, companies in trade-secret disputes, and individuals in tortious
interference of contract cases. 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, suing Oakland and San Jose to challenge the
constitutionality of ordinances, representing the founder of GAP against a
defamation lawsuit, serving as lead counsel in defending against a
multi-million dollar lawsuit brought against over 500 major political donors,
and defending a judge and other statewide officials against the scurrilous
attacks of political opponents.
Before joining the clinical faculty, he practiced criminal and civil litigation in Wisconsin. Representative case included bringing a countersuit for damages on behalf of a young lady sued by her batterer, filing an amicus brief on behalf of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign in support of the passage of the Milwaukee Paid Sick Leave Initiative, and bringing a Sixth Amendment challenge against Dane County's Drug Court.
At the Wisconsin Innocence Project, Professor Meyn served on the trial team that successfully argued for Terry Vollbrecht's motion for a new trial.