Peter H. Meyers

Peter H. Meyers
Professor of Law Emeritus
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Peter H. Meyers joined the law faculty in 1994. He served as Director of the law school’s Federal and Appellate Clinic and Vaccine Injury Litigation Clinic.

Professor Meyers has published articles on the constitutionality of pretrial drug testing and reform of the flaws in the Federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. He also served as a Designated Reviewer of nine publications issued by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine.

Professor Meyers has argued cases before many appellate courts around the country, including a landmark standing case before the US Supreme Court that established the right of people to sue the government for injuries to the environment. He has obtained reversals of murder convictions in several cases because of Confrontation Clause violations. He also served as Director of the Center for the Study of Drug Policy, and as Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines Workgroup of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

After taking emeritus status, he continues to teach a class on Drugs and the Law at the law school, as well as teach in the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Programs at Saint Elizabeths Hospital and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


BA, Marietta College; JD, George Washington University

In the News

"Gov. Glenn Youngkin Faces Backlash After Repealing Mask Mandate"

January 20, 2022

Peter H. Meyers appeared on Fox 5 DC to talk about Virginia’s governor’s executive order on masking in public schools.

"VERIFY: Can Gov. Youngkin Strip Virginia Schools of State Funding to Enforce His Executive Order on Masks?"

January 19, 2022

Peter H. Meyers was quoted by WUSA 9 regarding steps the Virginia governor can take against public schools who require masking.

"Youngkin's Order to Lift Mask Mandate in Schools Receives Pushback from Leaders, Schools, Parents"

January 18, 2022

Peter H. Meyers spoke to WUSA’s Channel 9 about Virginia’s governor’s executive order on masking in public schools.

"Chesapeake Parents Sue Youngkin Over Lifting Mask Mandate in Virginia Schools"

January 18, 2022

Peter H. Meyers was cited by WJLA-ABC7 regarding a lawsuit against Governor Glenn Youngkin over the lifting of masking mandates in public schools.

"Legal expert says it's 'very likely' Virginia's school mask debate will end up in court"

January 18, 2022

Peter H. Meyers spoke with WJLA’s ABC News7 about Virginia governor allowing parents to opt-out of school mask mandates.