The Faculty engages with society through its core mission of legal education and research. In addition to carrying out research and teaching, the Faculty’s researchers and teachers work in many roles in the public and private sectors. They also publish a significant part of the legal research meant for demanding professional use.

The Faculty also carries a more broad responsibility for expertise in and continuous learning of the Finnish legal profession. The Faculty offers professional continuing education, and its staff also actively teach and lecture outside the Faculty. Teaching is planned and provided utilising good professional connections.

The Faculty’s significant fundraising efforts are based on active cooperation with the society. At the moment, around a third of professorships and assistant professorships have been set up using external donations. A new initiative involves the use of donated funds to establish fixed-term and part-time professorships of practice.