Assistant Professor of Law ~ University of Georgia
Timothy Meyer joined the Georgia Law faculty in 2010.
His research interests focus on questions of institutional design in both public and private international law. Meyer’s current research examines the design of international legislative institutions; the fragmentation of international energy governance and the relationship between international energy institutions and climate change institutions; why states choose to codify customary international law; and why states create non-binding "soft law" obligations, rather than binding treaty obligations.
Meyer's work has appeared in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the California Law Review, the Journal of Legal Analysis and the Harvard Journal of International Law, among others.
Before coming to Georgia, he practiced law after several years at the U.S. Department of State Office of the Legal Adviser, where he represented the United States in commercial arbitrations and real property transactions all over the world. In addition, Meyer represented the United States in negotiations with a number of foreign governments on diplomatic law issues. Before joining the State Department, he served as a law clerk to Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.
Meyer earned his J.D. and Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley, he held a Public Policy and Nuclear Threats Fellowship from the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. He also earned his B.A. and M.A. in history from Stanford University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.