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

"Clot Warnings Urged as J&J Vaccine Liability Shield Stays Strong"

May 19, 2021

Peter H. Meyers is quoted in Bloomberg Law about how health providers administering the vaccine have robust protection from liability.

"Victims of Rare Vaccine Injury Wait to See If U.S. Fund Will Pay"

May 03, 2021

Peter H. Meyers is quoted in Bloomberg about how vaccine injury compensation requests should go through a vaccine court.

"A First Look at Injury Claims Associated with COVID-19 Treatments. On the List, Attempted Murder"

April 22, 2021

Peter H. Meyers is quoted in Tegna Broadcasting about the lack of transparency and secretiveness of vaccine injury compensation.

"J&J Vaccine Liability Shield a Boon Despite Rare Blood Clots"

April 14, 2021

Peter H. Meyers is quoted in Bloomberg Law about how shielding vaccine makers from liability is critical in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Consumers Filed 106 Injury Claims from COVID-19 Vaccines, Ventilators and Hydroxychloroquine. Here's Why None Have Been Paid."

March 28, 2021
Peter H. Meyers is quoted in USA Today about how the government needs to be more forthcoming about vaccine injury cases and outcomes.