Professor of Jurisprudence
LLM 1986 (Helsinki), LLLic 1989 (Helsinki), LLD 1998 (Helsinki)
Before joining the staff at Helsinki, I was Professor of Legal Theory at the University of Leicester, UK, from 2004 to 2011. From 2001 to 2004, I worked at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, an interdisciplinary research institute, as Deputy-Director and Fellow, and prior to that I served a three year term as Director of the Finnish Institute in London, a charitable trust advancing cultural and academic co-operation between Finland and the UK and Ireland. I am involved in the editorial work of two international journals both reflecting my personal research interests: Law and Critique (published by Springer), and Law, Culture and the Humanities (published by Sage). My research work is guided by a dedication to interdisciplinary approaches to law and international collaboration, and I hope that these will also be reflected in my teaching. My current research projects deal with constitutional theory and law as a human science.