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University of Helsinki wins 2nd best applicant memorial and is succesful overall in the Telders International Law Moot Court
University of Helsinki was awarded 2nd best applicant memorial in the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition, held 5-8 May in The Hague. University of Helsinki was succesful in the competition in general, ranking 7th in overall scores. Furthermore, Helsinki's Eriikka Viisteensaari gained an honorary mention as 13th best oralist.
Martti Koskenniemi to receive LL.D. at McGill University
McGill University has announced the 16 recipients of honorary doctorates for the upcoming spring convocation. Among them is Professor Martti Koskenniemi, who will be awarded the LL.D. distinction during the Faculty of Law’s convocation ceremony on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 2 pm
University of Helsinki wins an oralist award in the Jessup Moot Court Competition
David Scott from University of Helsinki was named the 13th Best Oralist in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington DC. Twenty best oralists out of approximately 500 students in the international round were granted an honorary distinction.
The Vis Moot Team of University of Helsinki won the 2015 Stockholm Pre-Moot
The Vis Moot team of University of Helsinki won the 2015 Stockholm Pre-Moot organized by the law firm Mannheimer Swartling and University of Stockholm. In the final of the Stockholm Pre-Moot the Helsinki met the team of University of Fribourg. Altogether eleven teams took part in the Pre-Moot.
University of Helsinki finished third in the 2015 Jessup European Friendly Competition
University of Helsinki finished third in the 2015 Jessup European Friendly Competition, which took place 5-7 March in Budapest. The team members of the 2015 Helsinki Jessup team are Ilari Autio, Laura Kirvesniemi, Jasmiina Jokinen, Partick O'Kane and David Scott.
Evening seminar with the topic ”Non-Signatories in Arbitration – Taking Consent Seriously?” at the University of Helsinki
Approximately 130 participants of the Helsinki Pre-Moot 2015 took part in the evening seminar at the University of Helsinki in Porthania building on 26 February 2015.
Faculty visited Kutafin Moscow State Law University
On 21-30 January 2015 Dean of the Law Faculty, prof. Kimmo Nuotio and University Lecturer dr Magdalena Kmak took part in the conference organized by Kutafin Moscow State Law University, focusing on the topic ‘Criminal Law: Development Strategy in 21st Centusry’.
Dean Nuotio on Chinese television channel CCTV
Dean Kimmo Nuotio appeared in a broadcast on a nationwide Chinese television channel in a discourse about Chinese rule of law situation. International research activities of the Faculty of Law of Helsinki University are considerably represented in Pure Finland event. Helsinki University arranges Science in Dialogue seminar November 26th 2014 in Beijing University.
Moot Court Competitions as Links between Different Forms of International Cooperation of Universities
Coordinating teacher of the Vis Moot course at University of Helsinki Santtu Turunen writes about Moot Court Competitions in Helsinki Law blog. Read more here
Vis Moot school of Switzerland – the Vis Moot team of University of Helsinki on a lecture camp in Zürich
The Vis Moot team of the University of Helsinki took part in Vis Moot School Switzerland, which is a preparatory lecture series for the moot organised by University of Zürich. Vis Moot School was held in Zürich from 29 September to 2 October 2014.
Industry puts the brakes on greener transport legislation
A new study by the University of Helsinki and Aalto University has demonstrated that the EU’s strategy for reducing carbon dioxide emissions is not sufficiently effective. The interdisciplinary InterTran research project of the University of Helsinki and Aalto University held a concluding conference in the banquet rooms of the Aleksanteri Institute in Helsinki on 18 and 19 September 2014. Read more
Faculty of Law for the first time among the best 100 in the QS World University Rankings
The University of Helsinki rose to the 67th position in the QS World University Rankings. At the same time Faculty of Law rose to the positions 51-100 for the first time. Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki was the best in Nordic countries and only 15 European Faculties were on a higher position.
Record-breaking amount of graduated in graduation ceremony
The last graduation ceremony of the semester was held on Friday May 13th 2014 in the Great Hall of University Main Building. There was a record-breaking amount of graduated, 174. Read more
Guest Lecture on Professional Ethics in International Commercial Arbitration by Ms Louise Barrington and Dr. Patricia Shaughnessy
Ms Louise Barrington gave a guest lecture on Professional Ethics in International Commercial Arbitration at University of Helsinki on Wednesday 4 June. The lecture was followed by a comment by Dr. Patricia Shaughnessy. After the lecture both Ms Barrington and Dr Shaughnessy attended the info session about the Vis Moot 2015 –moot court competition and gave the potential applicants a valuable insight from the organizer’s point of view. Read more
Success in Telders International Law Moot Court Competition
University of Helsinki was awarded for the third best respondent memorial in the 2013-2014 Telders International Law Moot Court Competition. The applicant memorial was ranked seventh and the team did also well in the oral rounds, held in The Hague, finishing in the 11th place in the overall scores.
University of Helsinki was represented in the Telders competition by: Alina Böling, Lars Lindeman, Alice Neffe and Outi Penttilä. Coached of the team were LLM student Tero Kivinen and PhD candidate Ukri Soirila.
The Faculty congratulates the team of excellent work!
University phone numbers have changed
The first digits of the phone numbers at the University of Helsinki have changed. The numbers now begin with +358 (0) 2941. Mobile numbers remain unchanged. The new number for the University’s phone exchange is +358 (0) 2941 911.
Martti Koskenniemi appointed as a Professorial Fellow in Melbourne Law School
Melbourne Law School has appointed Professor Martti Koskenniemi as a Professorial Fellow. Professor Koskenniemi will visit the Law School in 2015 to teach in the Melbourne Law Masters program and to run workshops for doctoral students. He will also continue his collaboration with law school faculty on international research projects.
Seminar on Rule of Law in Central Asia on Wed March 26, 2014
The seminar is part of the project 'Equal Before the Law: Access to Justice in Central Asia'. The project is a joint program of the Eurasia Foundation and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland under the social sustainability priority of Finland’s Wider Europe Initiative. The overall objective of the program is to increase access to justice for vulnerable populations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, in particular rural women, at-risk children and people with disabilities. Read more about the project.
Helsinki Summer Seminar on International Investment Law: Between Public and Private
Faculty of Law, Erik Castrén institute and Ministery of Foreign Affairs organize the annual two-week summer seminar in August. Topic of the 27th seminar is International Investment Law: Between Public and Private. Read more and sign up for our summer seminar!
Application period for International Master´s Degree programmes ends on January 31, 2014
Apply now for our International Master´s Degree in International Business Law and Public International Law! Application period ends on January 31, 2014. Read more
New Vice Deans appointed for 2014 - 2017
Dean of the Faculty professor Kimmo Nuotio appointed new Vice Deans for 2014 - 2017. LL.D. University Lecturer Janne Kaisto was appointed for Vice Dean for teaching, LL.D. University Lecturer Ari Hirvonen was appointed for Vice Dean for research and researcher training and LL.D. University Lecturer Jarna Petman was appointed for Vice Dean for International Affairs and Community Relations.
The Faculty of Law’s Dean, Professor of criminal law Kimmo Nuotio, will continue for his second term
The Rector of the University of Helsinki, Jukka Kola, confirmed on
29.11.2013 the selection of the Dean for the Faculty of Law in accordance with the decision made by the Faculty Council on 27.11.2013. The Faculty of Law’s Dean, Professor of criminal law Kimmo Nuotio, will thereby continue for his second term 1.1.2014-31.12.2017. Read more
New cooperation agreement signed with Shanghai JiaoTong University Law School
Dean Kimmo Nuotio visited law schools at Hongkong university, Shanghai JiaoTong university, CASS and Peking university for research seminars and negotiations on further cooperation. New MoU and student exchange agreement was signed with Shanghai JiaoTong University.
Vis Moot School of Switzerland – The University of Helsinki’s Vis Moot Team at a Lecture Camp in Zürich
The University of Helsinki's Vis Moot Team recently travelled to Switzerland to attend the University of Zürich's Vis Moot School Switzerland, a preparatory lecture series for the 2014 moot. Read more
Academic year started with the traditional welcome event for new students, Faculty staff and alumni
New law students were welcomed to the Faculty during the first week of September. In addition to orientation course the traditional welcome event for new students to meet fellow students, staff and alumni was arranged. Porthania´s cafeteria was crowded with former and new students from all over the world: 260 students started in Finnish degree programmes, 30 in the English taught master´s programme and more than 100 exchange students started their study abroad period at the Faculty. See pictures of the event.
First students graduated from the Master´s Degree Programme in International Business Law and Public International Law
Kenneth Kraszewski is one of the first students who completed the Master´s Degree Programme in International Business Law and Public International Law. He studied International Business Law and specialized in international arbitration in Europe and in United States, and works now as a transactional attorney at Merilampi attorneys. Read more
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