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About Jaakko Husa

Jaakko is Full Professor of Comparative Law and Constitutional Law at the University of Lapland (Finland) since 2014. PhD (Public Law) in 1995. In April 2018 Jaakko starts in a new chair of Law and Globalisation at the Law Faculty in the University of Helsinki. Jaakko has held several full professorial chairs: Comparative Public Law (Uni Vaasa 98-03), Constitutional Law & Jurisprudence (Uni Eastern Finland 04-10), and Legal Culture & Legal Linguistics (Uni Lapland 11-14).
He is also an Invited Fellow with Maastricht European Private Law Institute and a Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. Jaakko has held visiting positions in the Riga Graduate School of Law (Latvia), Law Faculty at the Hong Kong University, and Edinburgh University Law School (MacCormick Fellow).
Specialist areas include comparative law, legal cultures, constitutional law, law and globalisation, and legal linguistics. He is a strong supporter of internationally oriented legal scholarship and underlines the importance of studying law in context.
He lectures, leads seminars and holds tutorials in comparative law, constitutional law, comparative legal linguistics, and comparative legal history. In 2002 he was awarded the title Teacher of the Year at the Uni of Vaasa. Jaakko has supervised 10 PhD theses in Law.


Present Invited Fellow, Maastricht European Private Law Institute
Present Comparative Law & Constitutional Law, University of Lapland
Present Professor, Dr., University of Lapland



Research Interests

comparative law, legal language, legal culture, constitutional law

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  • Legal History
  • Jurisprudence
  • Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Law

Contact Information

Univ. Lapland
Faculty of Law
P.O. Box 122
FI-96101 Rovaniemi


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