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FedEx Research Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University

Timothy Meyer is an expert in international economic law and constitutional law. His current research examines how international economic agreements relate and respond to concerns about economic opportunity and inequality. His past research has looked at the interaction of international and local rules on energy subsidies, the role of local governments in free trade agreements, and the creation of non-binding "soft law" obligations. Professor Meyer has testified before the U.S. Senate Committees on Foreign Relations and the Judiciary and has served as a consultant and expert on international law issues in litigation in U.S. courts. He entered the legal academy after practicing law for several years at the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State. While there, Professor Meyer represented the United States in commercial arbitrations and real property transactions all over the world, as well as in negotiations with foreign governments on diplomatic law issues. Before joining the State Department, Professor Meyer was a law clerk for the Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch.


  • –present
    Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University