Areas of Specialization
Antitrust Law; Constitutional Law; Corporations; Economic Analysis of Law; and Political Economy
Representative Professional Activities and Achievements
Professor Meese graduated first in his class with high honors in Ancient Greek from the College of William and Mary, where he also earned a secondary concentration in Economics. He then attended the University of Chicago Law School from which he graduated with honors, served as a Comment Editor on the Law Review and was elected to Order of the Coif. After law school he clerked for Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was admitted to the Virginia Bar and practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in Washington, D.C.
Professor Meese joined the William and Mary faculty in 1995 and was a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Virginia in the 2001-2002 academic year. He was the Cabell Research Professor of Law in 2001-2002, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, and 2014-15.
Meese is the author or co-author of more than thirty five scholarly articles and essays appearing in The Green Bag, Antitrust Bulletin, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Antitrust Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Law and Contemporary Problems, the William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, and the University of Pennsylvania, Creighton, Fordham, Michigan, George Mason, Illinois, Boston University, Cornell, Southern California, Iowa, UCLA, North Carolina, Minnesota, NYU, Chicago, and William and Mary law reviews. He is a frequent lecturer on antitrust issues and has served as a referee for the Journal of Legal Studies.
Professor Meese is an active participant in Faculty Governance and Leadership at the University Level. Most recently he served for two years as the Faculty representative on the College's Board of Visitors. He previously served as Vice President and then President of the Faculty Assembly, and he co-chaired the Committee on Religion in a Public University. He has twice chaired the College's Procedural Review Committee, co-chaired the Faculty and University Priorities Committee and served for three years on the University Planning Steering Committee.Professor Meese received the Walter L. Williams Jr. Teaching Award in 2000 and received a Plumeri Fellowship for Faculty Excellence in 2010 and 2013.
Meese currently serves on the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation. In the summer of 2013, Professor Meese participated in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on the History of Political Economy at Duke University. He also served as a Senior Advisor to the Antitrust Modernization Commission from 2004-2007.