Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy, Heritage Foundation
Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese was among President Ronald Reagan's most important advisors. As Chairman of the Domestic Policy Council and the National Drug Policy Board, and as a member of the National Security Council, he played a key role in the development and execution of domestic and foreign policy. During the 1970s, Mr. Meese was Director of the Center for Criminal Justice Policy and Management and Professor of Law at the University of San Diego. He earlier served as Chief of Staff for then-Governor Reagan and was a local prosecutor in California. Currently, Mr. Meese serves as the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy as well as the Chairman for the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He earned his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.