Sophie Weerts is Associate Professor of Public Law at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration at the University of Lausanne. Her research interests are in Constitutional and Administrative Law. They focus on the structural sources and transformation of Public Law and the separation of powers. She also works on human rights, language policies and gender policy.
Professor Weerts holds a doctorate in legal sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain and a diploma in Economic and Social Ethics. She is also a visiting professor of Comparative Law at the Université Saint-Louis (Brussels) and a lecturer in Public Law at the Catholic University of Louvain.
She is a member of the State and Constitution Research Center (CRECO). Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Swiss Chair of Comparative and Constitutional Law at the University of Neuchâtel's Faculty of Law. She also taught Comparative Constitutional Law and the Philosophy of Law. Finally, she has stayed at the European University Institute (EUI, Florence) and the University of Sherbrooke (Canada).
In addition to her scientific activities, she worked for several years as a lawyer specializing in Public Law at the Brussels Bar and acted as an expert with the Federal Minister of the Belgian Public Service in the context of the reform and modernization of the public service.