About me

David S. Weiss has focused on self-determination values through concepts of mediation theory and promotes innovation and entrepreneurship to foster a bridge between law and business from a cross disciplinary approach.  He was formally a structured finance banker and holds a license to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Washing D.C.  David was an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at New Jersey City University (NJCU) School of Business where he taught global business and launched the B.S. in Entrepreneurship. He was the Founder and Director of the Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR) and the “Connecting Bridges and Borders Program through Business” at NJCU for more than nine years.  

Currently, Professor Weiss is at Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice as a Lecturer running their mediation certificate program.  He is actively pursuing his research on conflict resolution bridging law and business policy together through mediation.   During the pandemic he was the host of the Connecting Bridges and Borders interview series on YouTube and Spotify. As an attorney and serial entrepreneur he has an extensive background in corporate transactions and has himself been an entrepreneur in start-up platforms over the years. 


  • University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne - International Law and Legal Studies (2011 – 2011) Cornell Law School joint program on international dispute resolution 
  • New York Law School - Juris Doctor (J.D.) (1996 – 1999) 
  • Drew University Bachelor's Degree - Political Science and Government (1991 – 1994)

Professor Weiss is also an IMI Certified Mediator. He held appointments at The United Nations under UNCITRAL, has chaired International Committees for major trade and industry groups and has lectured internationally throughout Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Caucasus and the Caribbean basin on business, law and policy as a Professor for more than a decade focusing his research and academic work through the prism of mediation, business, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He has served as an observer on the Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Data Act drafting committee for the Uniform Law Commission. David was appointed to the Board of Directors at the International Mediation Institute (IMI) for his work in global mediation. 

Professor Weiss has extensive publications in the field of mediation and law and business policy.  He was also featured in the New York State Bar Association Lawyer Journal, as well as published in Cardozo’s Singapore Mediation Convention Journal on his research and usage of mediation. He contributed to policies & articles including the recent “New Jersey Arbitration, Conciliation and Mediation Act” a law that came out of his publication at Columbia Law School entitled “Adoptive Arbitration”.