Jeffrey B. Meyers
BA (UBC), BCL/LLB (McGill), LLM (LSE), PhD (LSE)
Jeffrey B. Meyers joined TRU Law in August 2017. He is a graduate of McGill law school and a member of the Bar of the State of New York and the Law Society of BC. Prior to becoming a legal academic, he was a litigation associate at Sidley Austin LLP in New York (2004-2006) and articled in Criminal Law with Brian Coleman, QC in Vancouver (2012-2013). He holds an LLM (2007) and a PhD (2012) from the London School of Economics. Prior to TRU, Dr. Meyers taught at the UBC's Allard Hall and Dalhousie's Schulich Law School.
His scholarship on constitutional, political and legal theory has been published in the Modern Law Review. He is currently working on a book manuscript for UBC Press. Dr. Meyers will be teaching Constitutional Law, LAP and Jurisprudence at TRU. Dr. Meyers is also a regular media commentator on US, Canadian and international political and legal current events.
In class, Dr. Meyers seeks to empower citizen students and future lawyers to deepen Canada's commitment to human rights and the rule of law by way of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and decolonization of Canadian legal order. Dr. Meyers teaching draws connections between law and adjacent fields such as philosophy, political science and history to engage students as whole persons and future leaders. His objective is to imbue students with a sense of their responsibility to clients, the courts and the society they will soon serve and ultimately reshape.
- Jeffrey B. Meyers, “The Thought of Samuel J. Levine at the intersection of Talmudic and Constitutional Law: A Review Article of Jewish Law and American Law: A comparative Study, Vol. I&II (2018)” 8 Global Journal of Comparative Law 2 (forthcoming, fall 2019).
- Jeffrey B. Meyers, “Nietzsche and the Law of the 'the Other': The Jew in Refraction” 3 Cardozo Int'l Comp. Pol. & Ethics Law Review (forthcoming).
- “Ford’s Fight with Toronto Shows Legal Vulnerability for Cities” (Sept. 20, 2018)
- “First Ontario, now Quebec: the notwithstanding threat” (Oct. 10, 2018)
Modern Law Review
- “Rethinking Constitutional Design and the Integration/Accommodation Binary” 73(4) Modern Law Review 656-678
Australian Yearbook of International Law
- Jacobsen, C. Sampford & R. Thakur (eds) Re-Envisioning Sovereignty: The End of Westphalia, 27 Australian Yearbook of International Law 281-293 (book review).
- Constitutional Law
- Comparative Law