Legal research has become one of the spearheads of the University of Helsinki. The Faculty of Law aims at legal research at its highest level and being among the 50 top law schools in the world. We spur cutting-edge research that will lead to global breakthroughs.

We invest in excellence in legal research, high-grade recruitments, systematic publication policy, international cooperation and top-level doctoral education.

We offer resources for rethinking law, reinforcing innovative approaches to law, enhancing multi- and interdisciplinary legal research.

In an interdependent world, law must be increasingly understood in a global legal, social, political and economic landscape. Issues arising from globalisation have radically challenged legal science and practices. At the same time, it is important to continue to do high level research on the Finnish, Nordic and European law.

Our cutting edge legal research is part of building a more just society and world. On the global level, legal research is able to provide a scientific based Nordic and European model of law emphasizing democracy, human rights, the rule of law and social law. In the framework of the League of the European Research Universities LERU, there is a close collaboration in research and doctoral education. The Faculty of Law hosts the national Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture.