Professor Marley Weiss received the Paul Steven Miller Memorial Award for her scholarship and other contributions to the field of labor and employment law and to its researchers, teachers and practitioners across the nation. The award was presented at the Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law during its meeting September 27 – 28 at the University of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law.
“On behalf of her colleagues and students at Maryland Carey Law, I want to congratulate Professor Weiss,“ said Dean Phoebe A. Haddon. “This is a well-deserved honor. Professor Weiss is an exceptional scholar, whose academic work has been consistently informed by the counsel she provides to policymakers and professionals in labor and employee relations.”
Before joining the UM Carey Law faculty in 1984, Professor Weiss was associate general counsel of the International Union, United Auto Workers (UAW). She has also taught at Eötvös Loránd Faculty of Law and at the summer program of Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.
Professor Weiss was the first chair of the U.S. National Advisory Committee regarding the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (the NAALC, or NAFTA Labor Side Agreement), serving throughout the Clinton Administration, from 1995-2001. She is a former Secretary of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, and a past co-chair of the Section’s Committee on International Labor and Employment Law. She serves as co-chair of the Collaborative Research Network (CRN) 8 – Labor Rights of the Law and Society Association, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Peggy Browning Fund as well as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Professor Weiss’ research interests primarily involve international and comparative labor law and industrial relations, as well as the labor effects of transnational integration. In addition, she conducts research on U.S. domestic labor and employment law. Among her recent publications pertaining to globalization and labor rights are International Labor Law: Cases and Materials on Workers’ Rights in the Global Economy (with co-authors) (West 2008); International Labor and Employment Law: From Periphery to Core, 25 A.B.A. J. LAB. & EMP. L. 487 (Spring 2010); Human Rights and the Global Economy: The Centrality of Economic and Social Rights, 1 MD. J. INT’L L. 257 (2009); Ruminations on the Past, Present and Future of International Labor Standards: Empowering Law in the Brave New Economic World, 16 Good Society 73 (2007).