Patrick Weil is a Visiting Professor of Law and Oscar M. Ruebhausen Distinguished Fellow at Yale Law School and a senior research fellow at the French National Research Center in the University of Paris1, Pantheon-Sorbonne. Professor Weil's work focuses on comparative immigration, citizenship, and Church States law and policy. His most recent book is The Sovereign Citizen: Denaturalization and the Origins of the American Republic
(Penn Press, 2013). Among his other recent publications are How to be French? Nationality in the Making since 1789
(Duke University Press, 2008), "Why the French Laïcité is Liberal," Cardozo Law Review, June 2009, Vol. 30, Number 6, 2699-2714, and (with Son-Thierry Ly) "The Anti-racist Origins of the American Immigration Quota System," Social Research, Volume 77, Number 1 (Spring 2010), pp. 45-79.
In France, Professor Weil has participated in a 2003 Presidential Commission on secularism, established by Jacques Chirac. In 1997, he completed a mission and a report on immigration and nationality policy reform for Prime Minister Lionel Jospin which led to the implementation of new immigration and citizenship laws adopted the following year. He also holds an appointment as Professor at the Paris School of Economics.
Ph.D., Political Science, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris
M.B.A., ESSEC Business School
B.A., Public Law, University of Paris1, Pantheon-Sorbonne
Comparative Church-State Relations: Laws and Policies