Mark Weston Janis
William F. Starr Professor of Law
JD, Harvard Law School
BA, Oxford University
International Law, Foreign Law, Constitutional Law
International law scholar Mark Weston Janis has been teaching at UConn Law since 1980, when he joined the academy after practicing corporate and financial law with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Paris. A graduate of Princeton University, Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and Harvard Law School, Professor Janis has been a fellow and then a visiting fellow of the Oxford Faculty of Law since 1993. In addition, he has held several other visiting professorships during his 30-plus years teaching international law, including at Cornell, UCLA, Paris I, Aix-Marseilles, Tilburg, and at the Riga Graduate School of Law as a Fulbright Scholar. In recent years, he has taught International Law, European Human Rights Law, Conflict of Laws, and U.S. Law and Legal Institutions, a course designed for the Law School’s international LL.M. and exchange students.
A prolific writer, Professor Janis is the author or co-author of three widely used books – International Law, International Law Cases and Commentary, and European Human Rights Law – as well as two books on America’s tradition and historical role in the development of international law, and more than 60 articles on private and public international law. When not teaching, writing and editing, Professor Janis, a former officer in the United States Navy, has served on the boards and committees of several organizations that promote international law, including the American Bar Association, the American Society of International Law, the American Association of Law Schools, and the International Law Association. He has served as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 1990 and as a member of the American Law Institute since 2013. He also serves on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed law journals, including the Netherlands International Law Review, the International Community Law Review, and the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion.