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.
Meese is the author of more than twenty-five scholarly articles and essays appearing in The Green Bag, Antitrust Bulletin, Antitrust Law Journal, Antitrust Magazine, 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, UCLA, North Carolina, Minnesota, Chicago, and William and Mary law reviews. His most recent article will appear in the New York University Law Review. He is a frequent lecturer on antitrust issues and has served as a referee for the Journal of Legal Studies.
Professor Meese served as a Senior Advisor to the Antitrust Modernization Commission from 2004-2007.
Professor Meese received the Walter L. Williams Jr. Teaching Award in 2000 and sits on the Board of the Virginia Federalist Society.
Areas of Specialization: Antitrust Law; Corporations; Political Economy
Currently Teaching: Antitrust; Constitutional Law; Economic Analysis of Law