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Graduate School Law in a Changing World

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Director of the Graduate School:
Professor Kimmo Nuotio
tel +358 9 191 22013
mobile +358 50 4156569

Dr Ida Koivisto
tel +358 9 191 23538

Yliopistonkatu 3 (P.O. Box 4)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
fax +358 9 191 23090




The Director of the graduate school, professor Kimmo Nuotio (University of Helsinki) is in charge of the daily operations and the economy of the graduate school. He carries out the programme of the graduate school in accordance with the guidelines set by the management group, and takes care of the graduate school's international cooperation. Here is a link to the CV of professor Nuotio.

The Vice-Director of the graduate school, professor Veli-Pekka Viljanen (University of Turku) is responsible for the doctoral students' working conditions and supervising arrangements, and the graduate school's cooperation with employers. Contact information: Faculty of Law, FI-20014 University of Turku; tel +358-2-3335504, fax +358-2-3336570.

Management Group:

The management group guarantees that the operating idea of the graduate school will be realized. The management group selects the doctoral students, determines the policies of the graduate school, and supervises the director and vice-director of the graduate school.

Members of the management group for the graduate school are:

  • Kimmo Nuotio, Professor of Criminal Law, University of Helsinki
  • Veli-Pekka Viljanen, Professor of Constitutional Law and International Law, University of Turku
  • Niklas Bruun, Professor, Director of the INNOCENT graduate school, University of Helsinki
  • Raija Huhtanen, Professor, University of Tampere
  • Jan Klabbers, Professor of International Organisations Law, University of Helsinki
  • Tapio Lappi-Seppälä, Director, The National Research Institute of Legal Policy
  • Tapio Määttä, Professor of Environmental Law, University of Joensuu
  • Kevät Nousiainen, Professor of Legal Theory, University of Turku
  • Petri Kuoppamäki, Professor of Competition Law, University of Helsinki
  • Kai Kokko, Professor of Enviromental Law, University of Lapland
  • Markku Suksi, Professor of Public Law, Åbo Akademi

Advisory Board:

The graduate school's Advisory Board will consist of representatives from the graduate school's international collaboration partners.