J.H.H. Weiler is University Professor as well as holder of the European Union Jean Monnet Chair at New York University School of Law, Director of the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice, and Co-Director of the Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization. Weiler is also Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium and Natolin, Poland; Honorary Professor at University College, London; Honorary Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen; and Co-Director of the Academy of International Trade Law in Macao, China. Weiler is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Reporter of the American Law Institute (International trade: WTO). He holds degrees from Sussex (B.A.); Cambridge (LL.B. and LL.M.); and The Hague Academy of International Law (Diploma of International Law). He earned his Ph.D. in European Law at the EUI, Florence. He is recipient of Doctorates Honoris Causa from London University and from Sussex University, and is Honorary Member of the Senate of the University of Ljubljana.
Weiler served as a member of the Committee of Jurists of the Institutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, co-drafting the European Parliament's Declaration of Human Rights and Freedoms and Parliament's input to the Maastricht Inter-intergovernmental Conference. He is a WTO and NAFTA Panelist, and a founding editor of the EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, the EUROPEAN LAW JOURNAL, and the WORLD TRADE REVIEW. Weiler is author of articles and books in the fields of international, comparative, and European law. His publications include: CONSTITUTION OF EUROPE - DO THE NEW CLOTHES HAVE AN EMPEROR? (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998 - translations into Spanish, Italian, German, Slovenian, Japanese, Chinese, Greek, Serbian, Portuguese, Romanian in print or in preparation); KOMPETENZEN UND GRUNDRECHTE (with Bruno Simma, Markus C. Zöckler) (Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 1999); THE EU, THE WTO, AND THE NAFTA: TOWARDS A COMMON LAW OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE? (Academy of European Law, EUI, Florence/Oxford Univ. Press, 2000); THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE. Edited with Grainne de Burca, (Oxford Univ. Press, 2001); UN’EUROPA CRISTIANA (Rizzoli, 2003 - translations into German, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Slovenian, French, Hungarian, Dutch); and a novella, DER FALL STEINMANN (Piper 2000).
Weiler's research focus is on issues of European integration, globalization and democracy.