Managing Director for Domestic Litigation,
Religious Liberty Clinic
Term Teaching Professor of Law
Office: 1338 Biolchini Hall of Law
John Meiser is the Managing Director for Domestic Litigation for the Religious Liberty Clinic, where he oversees the Religious Liberty Initiative’s clinical litigation efforts and helps train students in the practice of law as they work to defend religious freedom for individuals of all faiths.
Meiser joined Notre Dame Law School in 2021 with over a decade of experience practicing law in a variety of contexts. Most recently, he served for six years as a career law clerk to Hon. Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Meiser has also taught as an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School, practiced law as an associate in the litigation and appellate groups at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C., and served as an assistant counsel to the Inspector General in the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Meiser earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and graduated summa cum laude from Notre Dame Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Notre Dame Law Review and received the Col. William J. Hoynes Award, the Law School’s highest honor.