emer. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Friedl Weiss, LL.M. (Cambridge)

Licence spéciale en droit Européen (Brussels)

For questions and concerns please contact Mr. Mag. Rene Brunner at brunnerr64@univie.ac.at.


Consultation hour: appointment required

Curriculum Vitae



PhD Thesis Supervision:


  • PhD students have to attend and finish Prof. Weiss’ seminar with an excellent mark
  • Topic of the PhD thesis has to relate to the research focus of the department for EU, International/European Economic Law
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Written outline of the research project (5-10 pages) containing the research questions, the methodology to be applied, provisional table of contents and bibliography


Letter of Recommendation
I am happy to recommend persons whose personality, behaviour and performance I can evaluate. This applies in particular to persons who have actively and successfully participated in my courses. In any case, inquiries for a letter of recommendation should contain the following information and documents:

  • To whom (name and institution)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcript of grades
  • Own draft of the letter of recommendation
  • Original letter or electronic (scan, e-mail)

Please note that the letter of recommendation may take up to two weeks.

Discussion "Polylog - Des Kaisers neue Kleider" 14.5.2015 in Okto TV (inter alia with ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Schima):



New Book: European Union Internal Market Law

The book by Professor Weiss and his former University Assistant Mag. Clemens Kaupa (now Assistant Professor of Law at VU University Amsterdam), covers all aspects of the European Internal Market. It appeared in the publishing company Cambridge University Press, released in June 19th, 2014.

"This is the market's most student-friendly textbook on EU internal market law, covering everything students need to know about the legal and regulatory framework of the internal market and eliminating the need for a full EU law text. Concise and focused, chapters explore the underlying socio-economic and historical contexts of EU law, and offer a thorough examination of the law's technical aspects, ensuring that students gain a rich understanding of the way that legal rules and structures have developed from key political and social debates."

More information can be found here. Available in all bookshops and the facultas Jus-Shop at the Juridicum (Faculty of Law).

Interview with Professor Weiss in Wirtschaftsblatt.
"EU-Beitritt war "ein selbstverordneter Tritt in den eigenen Hintern"