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Jaakko Husa

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Curriculum vitae

Jaakko Husa is Full Professor in Law and Globalisation at the University of Helsinki since April 2018. PhD (Public Law) in 1995. Before Helsinki he has held several full professorial chairs: Comparative Public Law (Uni Vaasa 98-03), Constitutional Law & Jurisprudence (Uni Eastern Finland 04-10), Legal Culture & Legal Linguistics (Uni Lapland 11-14), and Comparative Law and Constitutional Law (Uni Lapland 14-18). He is also an Invited Fellow with Maastricht European Private Law Institute and a Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and an Invited Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. 
He has held visiting positions in Maastricht University, the Riga Graduate School of Law (Latvia), Law Faculty at the Hong Kong University, and Edinburgh University Law School (MacCormick Fellow). Specialist areas include theory of comparative law, comparative constitutional law, legal globalisation, and legal cultures. He is a firm supporter of internationally oriented legal scholarship and underlines the importance of studying law in context and in a multidisciplinary manner. 
His recent research concerns global constitutionalism, legal globalisation, and comparative legal linguistics. The notion of rule of law is in a central place in his scholarship. Beyond research he leads  seminars and holds tutorials in law and globalisation and comparative law (broadly understood).

External positions

Invited Fellow, Maastrich University

2011 → …

Docent, University of Lappland

2007 → …

Docent, University of Eastern Finland (UEF)

1998 → …

Docent, Vaasa university

1998 → …

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law
  • Law and Globalisation
  • Comparative Law
  • Legal linguistics
  • Comparative Constitutional Law

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2018 2019

  • 5 Article
  • 4 Literature review (scientific)
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Book

Constitutional Mentality

Husa, V. J. M., Jan 2019, Nordic Law in European Context. Letto-Vanamo, P., Tamm, D. & Mortensen, B. O. G. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 41-60 20 p. (Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice; vol. 73).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Oikeus ja globalisaatio

Translated title of the contribution: Law and globalisationHusa, V. J. M., 27 Feb 2019, In : Lakimies. 117, 1, p. 72-79 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

The Constitutionalisation of Contract Law in Finland

Husa, J. & Karhu, J., Sep 2019, More Constitutional Dimensions of Contract Law: A Comparative Perspective. Siliquini-Cinelli, L. & Hutchison, A. (eds.). Springer, p. 15-39 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Advanced Introduction to Law and Globalisation

Husa, V. J. M., 30 Nov 2018, Edward Elgar. 192 p. (Elgar Advanced Introductions series)

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Book Review of John O. Haley, Law's Political Foundations: Rivers, Rifles, Rice, and Religion (2016)

Husa, V. J. M., 27 Dec 2018, In : Law and History Review. 36, 4, p. 1096-1099 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review (scientific)Scientificpeer-review

Activities 2018 2019

Law and Globalisation - Invited Keynote

Jaakko Husa (Speaker)
2 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law, Forum Iuris (Publisher)

Jaakko Husa (Reviewer)
25 Mar 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Law and Globalisation

Jaakko Husa (Speaker)
17 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Comparative Law - a Bright Future Behind?

Jaakko Husa (Speaker)
18 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Comparative Constitutional Law From Shadows to Light?

Jaakko Husa (Speaker)
1 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk