Marley Weiss

Professor of Law




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  • BA, 1971, Barnard College
  • JD, 1974, Harvard University

Professor Weiss left the position of associate general counsel of the United Auto Workers to join the faculty as associate professor of law. Weiss had worked in the UAW Legal Department since her graduation from Harvard Law School. Professor Weiss spent her sabbatical leave in 1993–94, as a visiting professor at the Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law, in Budapest, Hungary, and returned there as a Visiting Fulbright Lecturer for the spring semester, 1997.

Professor Weiss served as Chairperson of the National Advisory Committee to the U.S. National Administrative Office for the NAFTA Labor Side Agreement from 1994-2001. In 1996-1997, she served as Secretary-elect, and in 1997-1998, as Secretary, of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law.

Professor Weiss specializes in all facets of labor and employment law, including comparative and international aspects of the field, and has published on a wide range of related topics.


International Labor Law: Cases and Materials on Workers' Rights in the Global Economy (with others) (2008). Abstract

Documentary Supplement to International Labor Law: Cases and Materials on Workers Rights in the Global Economy (2008) (with others). Abstract

Book Chapters

Judgment: Ricci v. DeStefano, 557 U.S. 557 (2009), in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Employment Discrimination Opinions 383 (Ann C. McGinley & Nicole Buonocore Porter eds., 2020).

The Temporally-Flawed Concept of Binding Promises in American Collective Bargaining and Employee Benefits Law: A Source of the Concurrent Crises in the U.S. Industrial Relations, Retirement, and Health Care Systems, in Panorama Internacional de Derecho Social: Culturas y Sistemas Juridicos Comparados 27 (Partricia Kurczyn Villalobos ed., 2007). Abstract

Regulation of the Work Performance Relationship: Independent Contractors, Labor Subcontractors, and Joint Control over an Employment-Like Relationship, in Derecho Social: Memoria del Congreso Internatcional de Culturas y Sistemas Juridicos Comparados 183 (Patricia Kurczyn Villalobos ed., 2005). Abstract

Kentucky River at the Intersection of Professional and Supervisory Status - Fertile Delta or Bermuda Triangle?, in Labor Law Stories (Lara J. Cooper & Catherine L. Fisk eds., 2005). Abstract

Comments on the Draft Law on Trade Unions in the Republic of Albania, in Analysis of the Draft Law on Trade Unions in the Republic of Albania 18 (1992).


Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Encompassed within Prohibition against Employment Discrimination Because of Sex: Bostock v. Clayton County, 6 International Labor Rights Case Law 288 (2020).

Human Trafficking and Forced Labor: A Primer, 31 ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law 1 (2015).

International Labor and Employment Law: From Periphery to Core, 25 A.B.A. Journal of Labor & Employment Law 487 (2010).

Human Rights and the Global Economiy: The Centrality of Economic and Social Rights, 24 Maryland Journal of International Law 257 (2009). Abstract

Ruminations on the Past, Present and Future of International Labor Standards: Empowering Law in the Brave New Economic World, 16 Good Society 73 (2008). Abstract

Architectural Digest for International Trade and Labor Law: Regional Free Trade Agreements and Minimum Criteria for Enforceable Social Clauses (2006) Abstract

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back--Or Vice Versa: Labor Rights Under Free Trade Agreements from NAFTA, Through Jordan, via Chile, to Latin America, and Beyond, 37 University of San Francisco Law Review 689 (2003). Abstract

The Right to Strike in Essential Public Services in the U.S., in 21 Relaciones Laborales en el Siglo 95 (Patricia Kurczyn Villalobos, ed. 2000). Abstract

The Supreme Court 1997-1998 Labor and Employment Law Term (pts 1-2), 14 Labor Lawyer 261, 533 (1998-1989). Abstract

Foreword: Proceedings of the Seminar on International Treaties and Constitution Systems of the United States, Mexico, and Canada: Laboring in the Shadow of Regional Integration, 22 Maryland Journal of International Law & Trade 185 (1999). Abstract

Freedom of Association in a Time of Mobile Capital and Labor, in Proceedings of the Canada-U.S.-Mexico North American Free Trade Agreement Conference on Labor Law, March 18-20, 1996, (1998), reprinted in 32 Boletín Mexicano de Derecho Comparado 605 (1999).

A Szexuális Zaklatás a Munkahelyen és az Amerikai, Europai Unió, és Magyar Jog [Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: American, European Union and Hungarian Law], in 60 Nnepi Tanulmányok: Prugberger Tamás professzor 411(1998).

Innovations in Collective Bargaining: NUMMI -- Driven to Excellence, 13 Hofstra Labor Law Journal 433 (1996).

A Szakszervezeti Kepviselet, A Kollektiv Targyalas, A Sztrajk, A Bojkott, A Szakszervezet Mas Kozgazdasagi es Jogi Fegyverei Valamint a Munkajogi Vitak Feloldasi Rendszere az Amerikai Munkajogban [Trade Union Representation, Collective Negotiations, Strikes, Boycotts, and Other Trade Union Economic and Legal Weapons, as well as the Labor Dispute Resolution System Under American Labor Law] 12 Publicationes Universitatis Miskolciensis, Sectio Juridica et Politicae 173 (1996) (translated into Hungarian by Nacsa Beata).

Collective Labor Relations Under American Labor Law, 1995 Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law Annales 99.

The Impact of the European Economic Community on Labor Law: A Comparative American Commentary, 68 Chicago-Kent Law Review 1427 (1993).

Risky Business: Age and Race Discrimination in Capital Redeployment Discrimination, 49 Maryland Law Review 901 (1989). Abstract