Since 1992, he has strived to reform the Chinese judicial system. He has written many papers on the importance of modernizing China's judicial system, earning him the nickname "Justice He". His works includes The Judicial Ideals and Institutions and The Ways to Carry Justice.
On March 10, 2009, reports emerge on the Internet suggesting he is to be teaching in Shihezi University at Xinjiang for two years.
On October 6, 2010 Prof He Weifang gave a wounderful speech at the Stockholm University, concerning reform of Chinese Court Organization Law and freedom of speech.