Jeffrey B.

Jeffrey B. Meyers

BA (UBC), LLB/BCL (McGill), LLM (LSE), PhD (LSE)
Richmond Office: R2510

Originally from Vancouver, Meyers has studied law in Canada and the UK and practiced in Canada and the US. He is most well-known for his research and commentary at the intersection of law and politics domestically and internationally, as well as the creativity, iconoclasm, and insistent interdisciplinarity of his research. 

After graduating from McGill Law School in 2004, Professor Meyers was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and the Law Society of BC. After completing his doctorate at the LSE, Professor Meyers taught across the mandatory first-year law curriculum at UBC’s Allard Hall, Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law & most recently at TRU.

Courses taught

  • CRIM 1101: Intro to Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • CRIM 1107: Intro to Canadian Legal System
  • CRIM 1207: Intro to Criminal Law
  • CRIM 3000: Justice & Injustice
  • CRIM 3305: Law & Society
  • CRIM 3351: Philosophy of Law

Areas of Interest

Areas of interest include comparative legal theory and culture; the intersection of law and politics; the relationship between the rule of law and popular democracy; law and literature; legal mis and disinformation in the popular media. Professor Meyers is published in multiple peer-reviewed journals in the UK, the US & Canada.

In addition to academic publishing, Professor Meyers is a frequent commentator on legal and political current events in Canada, the US and the UK. His writing appears in The Conversation and his Op-eds have been published in the Vancouver Sun, the National Post and Salon Magazine. He is also a radio commentator on the CBC, CKNW and other radio stations across Canada. Here is a recent interview

Some Recent Publications: