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Päivi Leino-Sandberg

  • PL 4 (Yliopistonkatu 3)




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Curriculum vitae

Päivi Leino-Sandberg is Professor of Transnational European Law, University of Helsinki and Director of its new Master's Programme in Global Governance Law. She is Deputy Director of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights where she currently leads two research projects relating to the use of legal expertise in EU law making, transparency and participation. She specializes in EU institutional and constitutional law, and has published in the areas of European administrative law, Economic and Monetary Union and EU external relations. She has previously worked as Academy of Finland Research Fellow and Professor of International and European Law at UEF Law School. In addition, she has held various visiting positions including at the European University Institute, NYU Law School, Humboldt University Berlin and the iCourts Centre of Excellence at the University of Copenhagen. Before returning full time to the academia in 2015, she worked for over 10 years as a legal adviser for the Finnish government participating in numerous EU and international negotiations and Court cases. She is currently finalising two books, a monograph entitled The Politics of Legal Expertise in EU Policymaking and a collection of essays, co-edited with Emilia Korkea-aho on Legal Expertise in EU Policymaking: Changing Roles for the Legal Profession, both forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. 

External positions

Visiting sholar, New York University

1 Oct 201730 Nov 2017

Professor of International and EU Law, University of Eastern Finland

1 Aug 201630 Jul 2021

Visiting research Fellow, European University Institute

1 Dec 201531 May 2016

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law

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


Administrative and judicial oversight of trilogues

Leino-Sandberg, P. & Hillebrandt, M. Z., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of European Public Policy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Elpymisrahasto kiertää EU:n omaa perussopimusta

Leino-Sandberg, P., 2020, Helsingin Sanomat.

Research output: Other contribution