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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 Programme of the graduate school



(Preliminary programme)

February 18-19, 2010
University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
Auditorium 2 (ls 02)


Thursday February 18, 10.00 –15.00

Juha Karhu, Opening Words

Pierre Legrand, Against Functionalism / For Play

Simone Glanert, Weltliteratur / Uniformization of law: A Comparative / Interdisciplinary Critique

Pia Letto-Vanamo, Jurisprudence and Progress in Nordic comparative law

Kimmo Nuotio, Criminal Law, Lisbon Treaty, and Comparative Law


Friday February 19, 10.00 –14.00

Heikki Mattila, Functions of Traditional Customary Law: A Case Study of India and Indonesia

Tuulikki Mikkola, Codification of European family law: enforced harmony or tolerance of diversity?

Elina Helander-Renvall, Customary Law in Sami Culture

Pierre Legrand, Final Remarks


  • Pierre Legrand, Professor, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris. Teaching responsibilities: Theory and practice of comparative legal studies, with specific reference to the European and North American contexts. Director of the postgraduate programme in comparative legal studies.
  • Simone Glanert, Dr., Lecturer in French and European Comparative Law and Joint Director of the Centre for European and Comparative Law at the University of Kent (Canterbury)
  • Pia Letto-Vanamo, Professor., Director of Institute of International Economic Law, University of Helsinki
  • Kimmo Nuotio, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki
  • Elina Helander-Renvall, Dr. of Social Sciences, Director of Arctic Indigenous Peoples and Sami Research Office, University of Lapland
  • Heikki Mattila, Professor of Legal Linguistics, University of Lapland
  • Tuulikki Mikkola, Professor of Comparative Law and Private International Law, University of Lapland
  • Juha Karhu, Professor of Contract and Tort Law, University of Lapland

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