Curriculum Vitae Univ.-Prof. Dr. Friedl WEISS, LL.M. (Cambridge)


1978:          Part I of the United Kingdom Bar Examination (academic stage)
1972-1974:  LL.M. (Cantab.) University of Cambridge, Downing College Cambridge
1971-1972:  Université Libre de Bruxelles, Licence spéciale en Droit Européen
1970-1971:  Court practice in Vienna, Austria
1970:          University of Vienna, Dr.jur.



2012:           First Class Honor’s Cross awarded by the President of the Republic
                   of Austria for Services rendered to Science and Culture
2011:           Jean Monnet Lifelong Learning Award (EU Commission)
1972-1974:   Scholarship of the Wiener Anspach Foundation, for study at the
                   University of Cambridge
1971-1972:   Fellow, bilateral Austrian-Belgian Cultural Exchange Agreement



Since Sep. 2006: Professor of European Law, Institute of European, International
                and Comparative Law, University of Vienna
1992-2006: Professor of International Economic Law and International 
                Organisations, University of Amsterdam
1978-1992: Lecturer in Law, Law Department, London School of Economics
                and Political Science (LSE, University of London)
Aug. 1990-Oct. 1991: Consultant, Legal Affairs Division, GATT Secretariat, Geneva
Jan. 1984-Dec. 1986: Legal Adviser in the Department of Legal Affairs, 
                EFTA Secretariat, Geneva
1974-1978: Lecturer in law, Law Department, The University of Birmingham, UK



  • University Bocconi, Milano
  • University of Minneapolis, Law School
  • Tulane University, New Orleans
  • University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas
  • University of Louvain-la-Neuve
  • Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI), Geneva
  • University of Wuhan, Wuhan, P.R. China



For the WTO

Jan.-Apr. 2004: Member of the Advisory Board of Experts for the Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB) of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding Evaluation of Trade Related Technical Assistance (TRTA)

1997: Legal Counsel for Jamaica

For the EU

June 2003: Seminar for Polish Civil Servants

Oct.-Dec. 1999: Director, Multilateral Trade Policy Assistance Programme (MUTRAP) for Vietnamese officials

Former member of the 'Reflection Group on the Law of the World Trade Organisation' formed upon the initiative of former EC Commissioner Marcelino Oreja and of the former Director General of the Legal Service, Mr. Jean-Louis Dewost

1998: EC TACIS Project: Analytical Report on the European Community's Service Sector and on the Case Law of the European Court of Justice for the Polish Ministry of Economic Affairs



Since 2008: SARFaL Coordinator for the Faculty of Law, University of Vienna (Strategic Alliance of Research Faculties of Law: Oxford, Heidelberg, Leiden, Praha, Bologna, Barcelona, Poitiers, Aarhus, Uppsala, Oslo, Louvain, Geneva, Galway)

1996: Nomination by the European Union (Austria) and appointment by the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) as eligible for WTO Panel service, listed inthe Roster of non-governmental panellists of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Since 1996: Academic Director of various "Ethiopia Projects", cooperation projects of the Europa Institute and of the Amsterdam Law School (ALS) of the University of Amsterdam with the Ethiopian Civil Service College (CSC), the Ethiopian Government (Ministries of Justice and Capacity Building, Ombudsman), and the Parliament of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2001-2003: Director, Amsterdam Law School, The Netherlands


TEACHING (undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral)

  • European Community Law
  • EU External Relations Law
  • EU Commercial Policy
  • Public International Law
  • International Economic Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Law of International Institutions
  • International Law of the Sea
  • GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement



  • Kings College, University of London
  • School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
  • Government Legal Advisors Course, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), London
  • Law Society, London
  • Fordham University, School of Law, NY
  • School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Dept. of International Law, John Hopkins University, Washington D.C.
  • Law Schools of Universities of New York, Michigan, Minnesota, Tulane, USA
  • Eastern University of Law and Political Science, Shanghai, China
  • North-West University of Political Science and Law, Xi-an, China
  • South-West University of Politics and Law, Chongqing, China
  • Law School, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
  • Law School, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
  • Universities of Salzburg, Linz, Innsbruck, Donau Univ. Krems
  • Diplomatic Academy, Vienna
  • Universities of Leiden, Utrecht, Nijmegen, Maastricht, Vrije Univ.Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas
  • Universities of Bologna, Teramo, Italy
  • John Hopkins University-Bologna Center
  • Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI), Geneva
  • Institute of European Studies, Univ.Libre de Bruxelles
  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Faculdade de Direito, Brasil
  • University of Ankara
  • Universities of Belgrade, Zagreb Schools of Law, Serbia, Croatia
  • University of Bratislava School of Law
  • University of Granada, Spain
  • Universities of Marburg, Bielefeld, Weimar, Jena, Germany


Editorial Boards:

  • Member of the Editorial Committee, Netherlands Yearbook of International Law (until 2012)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Manchester Journal of International Economic Law
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Austrian Review of International and European Law (ARIEL, Kluwer Law International)
  • Co-Editor of "Legal Issues of European Integration", Law Review of the Europa Institute, University of Amsterdam, Kluwer (until 2000)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of "Legal Issues of Economic Integration", Law Review of the Europa Institute, University of Amsterdam, Kluwer
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Public Procurement Law Review (until 2008)

Learned Societies:

  • Member of the European (ESIL), Austrian, German (DGIR), Dutch (NVIR) Societies of International Law
  • Member of the International Law Association (ILA)
  • Fellow of the European Law Institute (ELI)