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Joseph Weiler: Pursue justice with just means - 9 months ago, 10 July 16:23

Luis Franceschi

Prof Joseph H. H. Weiler is a practising Jew and a law scholar of gigantic reputation. He was born in Johannesburg, where his father was the Chief Rabbi.

His family emigrated to the United States when Apartheid was introduced. His father had founded a good school for African children, and all African schools in South Africa were banned from teaching any academic subject (they had to restrict their teaching to areas like cooking, farming, plumbing, mechanics, etc.)

His father could not take this nonsense and decided to leave South Africa, with all his family, forever. Young Joseph Weiler settled in New York.

Weiler is the recipient of honorary degrees from 27 renowned universities across the world. He co-founded the Academy of European Law and served as professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School, Harvard Law School and now New York University (NYU), where he is the Jean ...
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