Päivi Leino-Sandberg

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, Director of its Master's Programme in Global Governance Law and Deputy Director of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights where she has led various international research projects relating to EU decision making and governance. She specialises in EU constitutional and institutional law, engages often in multidisciplinary work and uses empirical methods. 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  continues to advise in particular the Parliament of Finland and various other institutions, including the German Federal Ministry of Finance and the European Parliament. Her writings have appeared in lead journals in the field and been quoted by the EU Court and the German Federal Constitutional Court. 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. Her recent books include a monograph entitled The Politics of Legal Expertise in EU Policymaking (CUP 2021), and three co-edited collections of essays Law, Legal Expertise and EU Policymaking (CUP 2022), (In)visible European Government. Critical Approaches to Transparency as an Ideal and a Practice (Routledge 2023) and Dynamics of Powers in the European Union (Hart Publishing 2024). She is currently working on a monograph (co-authored with Peter Lindseth) The NGEU Model and the New Regime of European Integration. Beyond ‘as if’ Constitutionalism (OUP 2025).




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

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Publications and projects within past five years.