Assistant Professor of Law
B.A., M.A., Stanford University
J.D., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
International Business Transactions
Constitutional Law I
International Environmental Law
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 International Law Journal, among others.
Before coming to Athens, he practiced law for 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 judicial clerk to Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.
Meyer earned his B.A. and M.A. in history from Stanford University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and 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.
Epistemic Institutions and Epistemic Cooperation in International Environmental Governance, 2 Transnat'l Environ. L.15 (2013).
Global Public Goods, Governance Risk, and International Energy, 22 Duke J. Comp. & Int'l L. 319 (2012) (invited).
Codifying Custom, 160 U. Pa. L. Rev. 995 (2012).
Power, Exit Costs, and Renegotiation in International Law, 51 Harv. Int'l L.J. 379 (2010).
International Soft Law, 2 J. Legal Analysis 171 (2010) (with Andrew T. Guzman).
Soft Law as Delegation, 32 Fordham Int'l L.J. 888 (2009)
International Common Law: The Soft Law of International Tribunals, 9 Chi. J. Int'l. L. 515 (2009) (with Andrew T. Guzman) (invited).
Federalism and Accountability: State Attorneys General, Regulatory Litigation, and the New Federalism 95 Cal. L. Rev. 885 (2007).
CHAPTERS, REVIEWS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS
"Soft Law" in The Research Handbook on the Economics of Public International Law (E. Kontorovich ed.) (Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2013).
Energy Subsidies and the World Trade Organization, 17 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Insights (2013).
The Architecture of International Energy Governance, 106 Am. Soc. Int'l L. Proc. 389 (2013).
Independence and Hierarchy in International Scientific Cooperation in Networks for Prosperity: Connecting Development Knowledge Beyond 2015 (U.N. Indus. Dev. Org. Rpt. 2012).
Towards a Communicative Theory of International Law, review of Formalism and the Sources of International Law (Jean d’Aspremont, Oxford University Press, 2011), 13 Melbourne J. Int'l L. 921 (2012).
Book Review, International Organizations: Politics, Law, Practice (Ian Hurd, Cambridge University Press, 2011), 106 Am. J. Int'l L. 415 (2012).
"Customary International Law in the 21st Century" in Progress in International Law (Rebecca Bratspies and Russell Miller eds., 2008) (with Andrew T. Guzman).
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