McGeorge School of Law

Myers Authors Three New Books

January 5, 2017

Professor John E.B. Myers

Professor John E.B. Myers

In 2016, Professor John E.B. Myers, authored three new books.

Guilford Press published Myers' Legal Issues in Clinical Practice with Victims of Violence. The book is written for mental health, medical, and social work professionals who work with victims of violence.

On the dust cover, John Briere, Ph.D., USC Department of Psychiatry wrote a review of the new book: "The preeminent legal authority on violence and victimization issues has written a comprehensive, accessible book for mental health and medical professionals. Especially useful is Myers's guidance on child protection, juvenile justice, involuntary treatment, expert and general testimony, confidentiality, legal privilege, and malpractice issues. This is the single best legal reference and review available for clinicians. Buy it, read it, and keep it close by."

In addition to the new book for clinical professionals, Myers authored two books for law students, as part of West Academic's longstanding Nutshell Series. Along with Professor Harry D. Krause, of the University of Illinois, Myers published Family Law in a Nutshell. In addition, Myers wrote Mental Health Law in a Nutshell.

An authority on legal and historical aspects of child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual assault, elder abuse, evidence, and mental health, Professor Myers has published 14 books and over 140 articles and chapters related to interpersonal violence, family law, evidence, and mental health, and has given more than 400 presentations across the United States and internationally. His writing has been cited by more than 190 courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court.

Prior to coming to McGeorge, Professor Myers practiced law in Utah, where he represented the poor and the disabled. As a family law attorney who has represented hundreds of abused and neglected children, and victims of domestic violence, Professor Myers is one of the country's foremost authorities on child abuse litigation and family law. A Professor of Law at McGeorge School of Law since 1984, when he is not in the classroom teaching the law, Professor Myers is in the courtroom, defending children and victims of domestic violence.

Professor Myers recently stated, "Helping families and children, keeping them safe, is the most rewarding work a lawyer can do. I like to think of myself as a pediatric lawyer. Inspiring students to pursue this work is my fuel." Read more.