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

"Judge Tosses Lawsuit Challenging FBI’s Coronavirus Testing Policy"

July 20, 2022
Peter H. Meyers was quoted by the Washington Post about a lawsuit from a group of employees at national security and defense agencies who rejected COVID testing.

"Out of the Blank: Episode 1090"

May 01, 2022

Peter H. Meyers appeared on Out of the Blank podcast to discuss vaccines and drug laws.

"Covid-19: Is the US Compensation Scheme for Vaccine Injuries Fit for Purpose?"

April 19, 2022

Peter H. Meyers was quoted in The BMJ about the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program.

"Does Korea Get More Vaccine Damage Compensation than Foreign Countries?"

February 11, 2022

Peter H. Meyers appeared on TBS TV in South Korea to discuss legal protection for vaccine manufacturers.

"Parents of Disabled Students File Federal Lawsuit Challenging Virginia's Mask Policy"

February 09, 2022

Peter H. Meyers was quoted by Fox 5 DC regarding the conflict between a governor’s executive order on masking and the Americans with Disabilities Act.