Adam Weber, a seasoned litigator and former international war crimes prosecutor, joined the Chicago-Kent faculty in 2019 after nearly a decade at the International Criminal Court at The Hague. At Chicago-Kent he directs the International Trial Advocacy LL.M. program, supervises student externships at private law firms and government agencies, and serves as an instructor for Trial Advocacy I, Trial Advocacy II, and Litigation Technology.
Weber is best known for his prominent role as a Trial Attorney at the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, a special court established to try those responsible for serious violations of humanitarian law committed in the Balkans. At the ICTY he prosecuted cases involving senior political, police, and military officials, and brought justice for countless victims. In his final case, Weber helped secure the conviction of General Ratko Mladić, the highest-ranking officer prosecuted at the tribunal.
Before joining the ICTY, Weber worked as an assistant state’s attorney in Chicago, where he prosecuted defendants for crimes such as murder, sexual violence, and drug trafficking in more than 150 felony cases. In 2006 and 2007 Weber taught as a visiting faculty member at the National College of District Attorneys. He began his career as a business and commercial litigation associate at the law firm of Gould & Ratner in Chicago.
Since leaving the ICTY, Weber has served as a legal consultant for international organizations engaged in fighting terrorism, protecting human rights, and upholding the rule of law. As such, Weber has provided prosecutorial expertise for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to address crimes committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant; trained prosecutors and investigators at the Bosnia-Herzegovina war crimes office; and helped strengthen international and domestic judiciaries and prosecutorial offices in Iraq, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Netherlands, and the Central African Republic.
Weber graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1999 and was a member of the law school’s Trial Advocacy Team. From 2004 to 2006 he taught trial advocacy at Chicago-Kent as an adjunct professor. Weber earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Iowa.