Law professor Jeffrey Meyer appointed U.S. District Court judge

Jeffrey Meyer
Jeffrey Meyer
Feb. 24, 2014 - The U.S. Senate has confirmed the appointment of Jeffrey Meyer, a professor of law in the School of Law as a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

President Obama nominated Meyer on June 7. Meyer will replace former Judge Mark Kravitz, who died in 2012.

"I am very honored and grateful for the support I have had from Quinnipiac University and from each of my faculty colleagues and law students for the past eight years," Meyer said.

Before coming to Quinnipiac, Meyer served as senior counsel to the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations' Oil-for-Food Program in Iraq from 2004-05, and he was assistant U.S. Attorney in Connecticut from 1995 to 2004. A former Supreme Court clerk, Meyer worked for former Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun.

"Quinnipiac University School of Law is thrilled to see Jeffrey Meyer confirmed as the newest judge for the United States District Court in Connecticut," said Jennifer Brown, dean of the School of Law. "For more than eight years, Jeff has shared with students and faculty colleagues his rich and diverse professional experience, his sound judgment, and his profound sense of public service."

In 2010, Meyer received the university's most prestigious academic honor, the Excellence in Teaching Award.

"From international human rights to environmental law and policy, Jeff has enriched our curriculum, mentored students and supported scholarship in ways that have made Quinnipiac a better place," Brown said. "We are pleased and proud to know that Jeff will bring that same rigor, dedication and compassion to his work as a federal judge."

Meyer's wife, Linda, is a professor in the School of Law. Also a former Supreme Court law clerk, Linda Meyer clerked for former justice Sandra Day O'Connor and taught at Vanderbilt Law School before joining the Quinnipiac faculty in 1994.