Academic visitors

Animal Law Centre invites scholars working on the theory of animal law to visit the University of Helsinki for a period of their choosing.

The visitor will be able to work with the members of the ANIWERE project, participate in the activities of the Animal Law Centre and present at the monthly seminar.

Normally, the prospective visitor is expected to apply for the status of a Visiting Student (for PhD students) or Visiting Researcher (for postdocs) at the Law Faculty. The visitor will thereby gain a workspace and may freely attend all of the faculty events. A supervisor from the University of Helsinki will be assigned for Visiting Students.

There is some limited financial assistance available for travel and accommodation costs (up to €1000). These will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Preference will be given to junior scholars with no access to travel funds of their own.

If you are interested, please contact Visa Kurki (


Current and past visitors

May-October 2023: Ankita Shanker (University of Basel, University of Antwerp)

May-June 2023: Paulien Christiaenssen (KU Leuven)

April-June 2022: Carolina Leiva Ilabaca (Autonomous University of Barcelona and University of Chile)

April-June 2022: Eva Bernet Kempers (University of Antwerp)

March 2022: Julia Johansson (University of Gothenburg)

Jan-March 2021: Ankita Shanker (University of Lucerne)