David Meyer

David D. Meyer

President, Joseph Crea Dean, and Professor of Law
250 Joralemon St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-7901

JD, The University of Michigan
BA, The University of Michigan


David D. Meyer will become President and Joseph Crea Dean of Brooklyn Law School on July 1, 2023, joining us from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, where he was dean from 2010 to 2023, a term that places him among the longest-serving deans at a U.S. law school.

Before his deanship at Tulane, Meyer was a member of the faculty of the University of Illinois College of Law, where he also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He taught as a visiting professor of law at Brooklyn Law School, in 2008, and at George Washington University Law School, in 2002.

Meyer is a leading scholar of constitutional law and family law, who has written extensively on topics at the intersection of the two fields. Among Meyer’s numerous scholarly works in the area of family law, are the books Contemporary Family Law (with Douglas Abrams, Naomi Cahn & Catherine Ross; West 3d ed. 2012), and Family Law (with Harry D. Krause; West Black Letter Series 4th ed. 2009). His work has also appeared in the Michigan State Law Review, the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Journal of Law & Policy, Family Law Quarterly, the University of Florida Journal of Law & Public Policy, and the Hofstra Law Review, among others.

He previously served as U.S. national reporter on family law at several congresses of the International Academy of Comparative Law and, from 2016 to 2020, as an associate reporter on the American Law Institute’s Children and the Law Restatement project. Prior to entering academia, he served as a legal adviser at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague and practiced law in Washington, D.C., and Chicago.

Meyer was a law clerk for Judge Harry T. Edwards on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Byron R. White on the U.S. Supreme Court. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

Dean Meyer earned a B.A. with Highest Honors in History and a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan, where he also served as editor-in-chief of the Michigan Law Review.