Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Helen Meyer ’83 will join William Mitchell College of Law this fall as a distinguished jurist in residence.
Meyer, who will resign from the state’s high court Friday, Aug. 10, has spent the past three decades working as a civil trial lawyer, mediator, jurist. At Mitchell, she will have an office, mentor students, and work with the Child Protection Clinic, which she helped establish last year.
“I look forward to having Justice Meyer at William Mitchell,” says Eric Janus, the law school’s president and dean. “Her years of practice and experience on the bench will benefit our students and our college.”
Before being appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2002, Meyer co-founded Pritzker & Meyer in 1987 and established Meyer and Associates in 1996. She has been active on state boards, held numerous leadership positions in professional associations, and is very involved at Mitchell, serving on the board of trustees and the advisory board of the Child Protection Clinic.
She is the latest distinguished jurist to join Mitchell after stepping down from the bench. Former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz served as a distinguished jurist in residence in 2006; the late Donald Lay, chief judge of the Eighth Circuit, served as a distinguished professor of law from 1996 to 2000; and former Chief Judge of Minnesota’s Appeals Court Edward Toussaint is currently a distinguished professor of law.