Weisbach is primarily interested in issues relating to federal taxation and to climate change. In addition to his position at the University of Chicago Law School, he is also a Senior Fellow at the Computation Institute and Argonne National Laboratories and an International Research Fellow at the Said School of Business, Oxford University.Weisbach serves in a consultant role for the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform and on the Academic Advisory Panel for the Joint Committee on Taxation Simplification Study.
Weisbach joined the Chicago faculty in 1998. Prior to that, he was an Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown Law Center. Before teaching, Weisbach worked at the Department of Treasury was an attorney-advisor in the Office of the Tax Legislative Counsel and, subsequently, as associate tax legislative counsel. After graduating from law school, Weisbach clerked for Judge Joel M. Flaum of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and worked as an associate in the law firm of Miller & Chevalier.
Weisbach received his BS in Mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1985; a Masters in Advance Study (Mathematics) from Wolfson College, Cambridge in 1986; and a JD from Harvard Law School in 1989.