University Professor Joseph Weiler, Joseph Straus Professor of Law, has been named the next president of the European University Institute. He will take a leave of absence from NYU Law during his five-year presidency, which begins in September 2013.
In a statement released by the EUI, Weiler said, "I am humbled yet gratified to return as president to my alma mater at a time of both great challenge and great promise in Europe." He taught law at the EUI from 1978 to 1985 after earning his Ph.D. there, and later co-founded its Academy of European Law.
During his absence, Weiler will continue to serve on committees related to the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice, the Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization, the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice, and the J.S.D. Program, all of which he heads. He will also remain active as editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I•CON). In these leadership positions as well as his previous tenure as chair and faculty director of the Hauser Global Law School Program, Weiler has contributed greatly to the expansion of the Law School's intellectual life. His work to partner strategically with other academic institutions worldwide includes his role as a primary architect of NYU Law's LL.M. joint-degree program in collaboration with the National University of Singapore, and the Law School's forthcoming study-abroad programs in Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai.
Prior to joining the NYU Law faculty, Weiler was Manley Hudson Professor and Jean Monnet Chair at Harvard Law School and, before going to Harvard, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School.
Posted on December 11, 2012