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About Jaakko Husa

Jaakko is Full Professor in Law and Globalisation at the University of Helsinki since April 2018. PhD (Public Law) in 1995. Jaakko has  held several full professorial chairs: Comparative Public Law (Uni Vaasa 98-03), Constitutional Law & Jurisprudence (Uni Eastern Finland 04-10), Legal Culture & Legal Linguistics (Uni Lapland 11-14), and Comparative Law and Constitutional Law (Uni Lapland 14-18). He is also an Invited Fellow with Maastricht European Private Law Institute and a Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and an Invited Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. 

Jaakko has held visiting positions in Maastricht University, the Riga Graduate School of Law (Latvia), Law Faculty at the Hong Kong University, and Edinburgh University Law School (MacCormick Fellow). Specialist areas include theory of comparative law, comparative constitutional law, legal globalisation, and legal cultures. He is a firm supporter of internationally oriented legal scholarship and underlines the importance of studying law in context and in a multidisciplinary manner.
He lectures, leads seminars and holds tutorials in global comparative law, comparative constitutional law, comparative legal linguistics, and comparative legal history.


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