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Jeffrey Alker Meyer

U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
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Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer was sworn in as a United States District Judge on February 28, 2014. He graduated from Yale College in 1985, served as a Fulbright Scholar in Ecuador, and then graduated from Yale Law School in 1989. After graduating from law school, Judge Meyer served as a law clerk for Chief Judge James L. Oakes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Associate Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court.

Judge Meyer began his practice career in 1992 as a staff attorney with Vermont Legal Aid and later as a corporate litigator from 1993 to 1995 in Washington, D.C. From 1995 to 2004, Judge Meyer served as an Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Connecticut. He then served in New York from 2004 to 2005 as Senior Counsel to the Independent Inquiry for the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program in Iraq.

From 2006 to 2014, Judge Meyer was a professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law, and from 2010 to 2014, he also served as a visiting professor at Yale Law School with the Yale Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic. Judge Meyer’s scholarship has focused on federal regulatory crimes as well as the extraterritorial application of United States law. His articles have appeared in the Georgetown Law Journal, the Minnesota Law Review, the Hastings Law Journal, the Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, and the Yale Journal of International Law. He presently co-teaches the Constitutional Litigation Seminar at Yale Law School.

Professional Experience
Judge
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
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Quinnipiac University School of Law
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associate professor, 2006-2010; professor of law, 2010-2014
Yale Law School
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1998-2004, 2010-2014 clinical visiting lecturer in law, 1998-2004; visiting professor of law, 2010-2014
Senior counsel
Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program in Iraq
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Assistant U.S. attorney
District of Connecticut
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appeals chief, 2000-2004
Attorney
Private practice, Washington, D.C.
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Staff attorney
Vermont Legal Aid, Waterbury, Vermont
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Law clerk
Hon. Harry A. Blackmun, Supreme Court of the United States
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Attorney
Private practice, San Francisco, California
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Law clerk
Hon. Donald Ross, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Law clerk
Hon. James L. Oakes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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Education
Yale Law School
J.D. (1989)
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Yale University
B.A. (1985)
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Websites & Blogs
Website
United States District Court, District of Connecticut
Website
Federal Judicial Center Biography
Contact & Map
RICHARD C. LEE UNITED STATES COURT HOUSE
141 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
USA
Telephone: (203) 773-2105