Leadership and decision-making

The Faculty is led by a dean, who is selected for a term of four years. The dean monitors the Faculty’s operations and is responsible for its general operations, personnel administration and its implementation in accordance with the University’s human resources policy. The dean is also responsible for the Faculty’s financial affairs. If the dean is disqualified or absent, the vice-dean appointed by the dean will act as a substitute.

The Faculty Council is the Faculty’s multi-member administrative body, chaired by the dean. Under the leadership of the dean, the Faculty Council develops the overall operations of the Faculty in line with the University’s operational and financial targets, the University’s strategic plan and the Faculty’s target programme.

Vice Dean, Professor of copyright law Taina Pihlajarinne

Vice Dean, Professor of Administrative law Leena Halila

Vice Dean, Professor of Criminal law Sakari Melander

The Faculty Council is the Faculty’s multi-member administrative body, chaired by the dean. The Faculty Council elects a vice-chair from among its members.

Under the direction of the dean, the Faculty Council enhances the Faculty’s operations as a whole in accordance with the University’s operational and financial objectives, the Strategic Plan of the University of Helsinki as well as the Faculty’s target programme.

The term of the Faculty Council is four years; however, the student representatives are selected for a term of two years.

The Faculty Council of the Faculty of Law includes the dean and 18 members and deputy members. Eight of the members are selected from among professors, five from among other teachers and administrative personnel and another five from among students. The Faculty Council convenes at the dean’s invitation. Decisions are made on presentation.

The Council’s decisions are recorded in minutes signed by the dean, the secretary of the meeting, presenting officials and the examiners of the minutes.

Faculty's operations are drafted, prepared and coordinated by various committees.

For more information please contact oik-yleishallinto@helsinki.fi