David Meyer, Tulane Law School

David Meyer, a leading scholar of constitutional and family law has been named the 22nd dean of Tulane Law School and Mitchell Franklin Professor of Law, effective July 1, 2010. He currently serves associate dean for academic affairs and law professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. After his graduation from law school, Meyer clerked for Judge Harry T. Edwards on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Byron T. White on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Meyer has been a visiting professor at George Washington University Law School and Brooklyn Law School and is a member of the American Law Institute. Prior to joining the Illinois faculty in 1996, he served as a Legal Advisor to the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague and practiced law in Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

“David Meyer's appointment is the result of a national search that brought us a scholar of international renown,” Tulane President Scott Cowen said.  “He also has vast experience working directly with students and external constituencies, something we feel is vital in shaping the future course of our nationally ranked law program.”

Meyer will replace Stephen M. Griffin, the Rutledge C. Clement Jr. Professor in Constitutional Law, who has served as interim dean at the Law School since July 2009.