Publications of the EUI’s new president

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The EUI Library has collected over the years the most important publications of Prof. Joseph Weiler, recently appointed as the new president of the EUI starting in September 2013. His areas of research are European integration, comparative constitutional law and WTO and international economic law. He started his academic career at the EUI where he defended his PhD thesis in 1982, Supranational law and the supranational system: legal structure and political process in the European Community, under the supervision of prof. Mauro Cappelletti.


This study of European integration with an approach to law in its social, economic and/or political context, was to be the beginning of the “contextual approach” the EUI Law Department still has in its research. This was only one of the first of a long list of publications of Joseph Weiler, most of which can be found in the EUI Library.

In 1990 the Academy of European Law was founded by Joseph Weiler and Antonio Cassese, then professor at the EUI,  following the model of the Hague Academy of International Law. The Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law were published between 1990-1997 by Martinus Nijhoff in the form of yearbooks. From 1998 the Collected Courses are being published by Oxford University Press in the form of single monographs.




Again together with Antonio Cassese, prof. Weiler founded in 1990 the European Journal of International Law, published by Oxford University Press, of which he is the Editor-in-chief. The next issue of the EJIL (5/2012) will dedicate an important part to the heritage of  Antonio Cassese, who passed away last year. Nine articles by scholars in international law, of whom ex-professors of the EUI, will comment on Realizing Utopia: Reflections on Antonio Cassese’s Vision of International Law. One of the most successful journals in the area of international law, the EJIL engages in very stimulating discussions also through its blog EJIL:Talk.