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Renowned German Scholar to Speak at TJSL

March 28, 2011

German Scholar

Professor Susan Bisom-Rapp is pleased to announce that Professor Manfred Weiss will give a lunchtime talk on Thursday, April 21 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. in room 227 of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  This MCLE event is co-funded by the Center for Global Legal Studies and the Center for Law and Social Justice.  Center directors Sue Tiefenbrun and Alex Kreit will provide lunch at the event. The International Law Society is co-sponsoring the talk.

Professor Weiss’s talk is titled “Developments in European Union Social Policy: What the Shift from Hard to Soft Law Means for the Future of EU Employment and Labor Law.” 

Manfred Weiss is a major name in international and comparative workplace law circles. His long career is based at the J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, where he was full professor from 1977 – 2008.  He is presently professor emeritus there since October 2008.  Additionally, Professor Weiss has taught as visiting professor in residence in Belgium (Catholic University in Leuven; University of Ghent), France (University of Paris-Nanterre; University of Strasbourg; the Sorbonne; University Montesquieu Bordeaux; University of Bordeaux); South Africa (University of Cape Town; University of Western Cape; University of Stellenbosch); and the United States (University of Pennsylvania; University of Florida; New York University).

He is also former president of the German Association of Industrial Relations and the International Industrial Relations Association, and former deputy president of the German Lawyers’ Association. Professor Weiss has served as a consultant to the International Labour Organization (ILO), working on ILO missions to Zambia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Trinidad, Hungary, South Korea, Poland, Bulgaria, South Africa, and Romania.  He has published widely in several languages.

This event provides 1 MCLE credit

Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 19th to Donna Gehlken at:   Faculty, staff, students and alumni are welcome to attend.