Dean David D. Meyer

David D. Meyer

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

J.D., The University of Michigan Law School
B.A., The University of Michigan


David Meyer became President and Joseph Crea Dean of Brooklyn Law School on July 1, 2023, after serving as Dean of Tulane Law School from 2010 to 2023, a tenure that places him among the longest-serving deans at a U.S. law school. Before his deanship at Tulane, Dean 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 joined the Brooklyn Law School faculty as a Visiting Professor of Law in 2008 and held the same role at George Washington University Law School in 2002. Dean Meyer is a leading scholar of constitutional law and family law and has published extensively on topics at the intersection of the two fields in journals including the American Journal of Comparative Law, Minnesota Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and Vanderbilt Law Review.

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 Restatement project on Children and the Law. 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. He was also 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 earned his B.A. in History with Highest Honors from the University of Michigan, where he also served as editor-in-chief of The Michigan Daily newspaper, and his J.D. magna cum laude from Michigan Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Michigan Law Review.