Prac­tical in­struc­tions of the Fac­ulty of Law for the ex­cep­tional cir­cum­stances

The University of Helsinki has implemented exceptional emergency measures due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The latest information on the coronavirus situation at the University of Helsinki.

The effect of coronavirus on teaching.

The effect of coronavirus on your studies.

Detailed instructions from the campus and the faculty

(updated on May 18th)

  • City centre campus recovery plan from the exceptional circumstances caused by the coronavirus: phased start of operations on the city centre campus
  • NB. instead of filling the e-form mentioned in the link above please send the required information to the dean if you want to work in Porthania:

  • People in risk groups work remotely for the whole exception period.
  • Only the most critical work should be conducted at the University’s premises. Members of the University community work, as a rule, remotely until 31 July.

  • The end of the transition period for the education reform of a lower and higher university degree has been postponed at the university so that the last day on which a student can submit a request for a qualification for a degree completed in accordance with the old qualification requirements is 18.12.2020 (originally 31.7.2020). The following changes apply to the autumn 2020 period:

    • In the Bachelor’s programme, one round of tests will be organised for each test in accordance with the old qualification requirements and in the Master’s programme the test OTM-304: Legal cultures and comparisons.

    • The Bachelor’s final work seminar can be completed in accordance with the old qualification requirements (10 sp.).

    • The Master’s thesis can be done in accordance with the old requirements (40 sp. and the old grade scale) when the thesis is approved no later than in the Faculty Council meeting of 15.12.2020.

  • The examination timetable for master’s theses (Pro gradu dissertations) in autumn 2020 has been published. This timetable will also apply to those graduating according to the old degree requirements. (updated on march 23)
  • Examinarium exams are replaced with alternative arrangements (for example Moodle exam, essay). (updated on march 20)


For students

The effect of coronavirus on teaching at the Faculty of Law.

For the teachers and researchers of the faculty

Contact teaching is suspended during the spring term 2020.

The instructions will be updated as the situation changes.