Luke Meier

Luke Meier
Professor of Law
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Professor of Law

Professor Meier joined the Baylor faculty after stints at the University of Nebraska College of Law and the Drake University Law School. An innate educator, Meier has been voted professor-of-the-year three times in his young academic career.

"Teaching is something that I enjoy doing. The process of thinking through material and organizing it for clarity, and then presenting it to students, is something I find very fulfilling," says Meier. "I also have found that this process facilitates good research."

Professor Meier's primary research interests relate to the jurisdiction of federal courts, and he has published extensively in that area.

"We are excited to have such a promising young scholar on our faculty," said Baylor Law Dean Brad Toben. "Luke has demonstrated the ability in his research to tackle difficult issues and to analyze them from a different perspective. Good scholarship requires those traits, and Luke comes by them naturally."

Meier graduated with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law. During law school, he was named to the prestigious Chancellors honorary society and also served as Managing Editor of the Texas Law Review. He also worked as a research assistant to both Charles Alan Wright and William Powers, Jr. Following law school Meier clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit for Judge Michael Murphy. After his judicial clerkship, Meier worked as a civil litigator for both Vinson & Elkins and also for the State of Texas as an Assistant Attorney General.

Luke and his wife Kelly have three children.


  • The Validity of Restraints on Alienation in an Oil and Gas Lease, co-authored with Professor Rory Ryan (2015 forthcoming).
  • Aggregate Alienability, co-authored with Professor Rory Ryan, 60 VILLANOVA LAW REVIEW (2015 forthcoming).
  • Probability, Confidence, and Twombly’s Plausibility Standard, 68 SMU LAW REVIEW (2015 forthcoming).
  • Probability, Confidence, and the “Reasonable Jury Standard,” 84 MISSISSIPPI LAW JOURNAL 1 (2015).
  • A Contextual Approach to Claim of Right in Adverse Possession: On Van Valkenburgh v. Lutz, Bad Faith, and Mistaken Boundaries, 18 LEWIS AND CLARK LAW REVIEW 47 (2015).
  • Probability, Confidence, and the Constitutionality of the Summary Judgment, 42 HASTINGS CONSTITUTIONAL LAW QUARTERLY 1 (2014).
  • Probability, Confidence, and Matsushita: The Misunderstood Summary Judgment Revolution, 23 BROOKLYN J. OF LAW & POLICY 69 (2014).
  • Probability, Confidence, and Matsushita: The Misunderstood Summary Judgment Revolution", January 2013, was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: LSN: Procedure (Courts)(Topic) and Law & Society: Civil Procedure eJournal.
  • Probability, Confidence, and the "Reasonable Jury" Standard, November 2012, was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: LSN: Judicial Decisionmaking (Topic), Law & Society: Courts eJournal and U.S. Constitutional Law: Rights & Liberties eJournal.
  • Why Twombly is Good Law (But Poorly Drafted) and Iqbal Will Be Overturned , 87 INDIANA LAW J. (2012)
  • Using Tort Law to Understand the Causation Prong of Standing, FORDHAM L. REV. Vol. 80, No. 101 (2011)
  • Interlocutory Review of Orders Denying Remand Motions, 63 BAYLOR L. REV 3 (2011)
  • Facial Challenges and Separation of Powers , 85 INDIANA LAW J. 1557 (2010)
  • Using Agency Law to Determine the Boundaries of the Free Speech and Establishment Clauses, 40 INDIANA L. REV. 519 (2007)
  • Rluipa and Congressional Intent, 70 ALBANY L. REV. NO. 1436 (2007)
  • Constitutional Structure, Individual Rights, and the Pledge of Allegiance,5 FIRST AMENDMENT L. REV. NO. 164 (2006)
  • A Broad Attack on Overbreadth , 40 VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY L. REV. 113 (2005)
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