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Dr. Friedl WEISS Professor, Department of European, International and Comparative Law, University of Vienna


 Studies in law, including public international and European Community law at the Universities of Vienna, (Dr. iur., 1970), Free University of Brussels, Licence speciale en Droit Europeen, 1972, and Cambridge Downing College; completion of the academic stage of the United Kingdom Bar examination
1970-1971 Court practice, First Instance Civil Court, Vienna Central
1974-1978 Lecturer, law at the University of Birmingham
1979-1992 Law Department, London School of Economics and Political Science
1984-1986 Legal adviser, Secretariat of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
1990-1991 Legal consultant, legal affairs division of the GATT Secretariat; Legal Adviser tor DCs and LDCs for the Technical cooperation and training division of the VVorld Trade Organisation
1990-2005 Visiting Professor, Department of International Law, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
1992-2006 Chair of International (Economic) Law and Organisations, University of Amsterdam
since 1996 Academic Director, Training and Staff Development Programs and MA Course in International Law and International Relations for High Level Officials in the Ethiopian Government and Members of
  the Parliament of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
1998 EC TACIS Project, Poland
1999 Multilateral Trade Policy Assistance Programme (MUTRAP)
2000-2003 Director of the Amsterdam Law School
2006 Chair of European Community- and EU Law, University of Vienna
 Visiting Professorships
 Visiting Professor at Universities, including: Bocconi, Milano; Tulane University, New Orleans (2005); University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA (2001); International Law Department, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P.R.China (2001&2004); Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II, France (2004); Institut Universitaire des Hautes Études Internationales Genève (HEI), University of Geneva (2005); University of Bratislava School of Law
 Lectures and Summer schools all over the world, including School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at John Hopkins University Washington DC; Fordham University Law School, New York; University of Bologna; Eastern University of Law and Political Science, Shanghai; North-West University of Political Science and Law, Xi-an, P.R.China; South-West University of Politics and Law, Chongqing, P.R.China; Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Alpbach Summer School on European Integration; Mohyla Academy, Kiev, Ukraine; Duke University Law School Campus, Geneva; University of Belgrade.


Member, RefIection Group on the Law of the VVorld Trade Organisation, since 1998
Member, UNCTAD Expert Group on Dispute Settlement in the fields of international trade, investment and intellectual property, since 1999
Member of International Committees on Trade and on Foreign Investment of the International Law Association (ILA)
American, Austrian, German, French and Dutch Societies of International Law
British Institute of International and Comparative Law


Various subjects of international and European law, International and European Economic law
Vom GATT '47 zur WTO '94, Dokumente zur alten und neuen Welthandelsordnung, with Waldemar Hummer (co-ed.), 1997
International Economic Law with a Human Face, with Paul de Waart, Eric Denters (co-eds.), 1998
Improving WTO Dispute Settlement Procedures. Issues and Lessons from the practice of other International Courts and Tribunals, 2000
International Law and Sustainable Development. Principles and Practice, with Nico Schrijver (co-eds.), 2004
Free Movement of Persons Within the European Community, European Monographs, Kluwer Law International, with Frank Wooldridge, 2nd edition 2007