Ville Kari


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Description of research and teaching

Ville Kari finished his LL.D. degree at the University of Helsinki in 2020. His thesis 'On the classical doctrine of civil war in international law' was awarded the highest distinction.

Dr. Kari is currently Assistant Professor of legal history (international law) at Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

Past teaching:


Law of the Sea, autumn term 2017
Methods for Master’s Thesis students, 2017
Law of the Sea, spring term 2017
Method for Master’s Thesis students, 2016            
Law of the Sea, 2016
LL.B. Seminar: International Law and Procedure Through Cases, 2014 / 2015
Introduction to Academic Writing, 2015
Introduction to Academic Writing, 2014
Comparative Law, 2013
Comparative Law Praktikum, 2012
Law and Literature seminar: Crime, Punishment and Vengeance, 2012
Law and Literature seminar, 2009

Other teaching:
Examiner for a Master’s Thesis (International law, law of the sea), 2016    
Examiner for comparative law, 2012-2014
Tutor, 2012
Regular exams overseer, 2012- 016

Teaching related work:
Design and establishment of centralised exams administration, 2011
Design and administration of faculty undergrad introduction course, 2010

Education information

Currently: Visiting Researcher (IREDIES, Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne) 5/2021-12/2021

Varatuomari 2021
Doctor of Laws (University of Helsinki) 2020 (With distinction)
Visiting Researcher (Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne) 2019-2020
Visiting Scholar (University of Cambridge) 2019
Visiting Fellow (Melbourne Law School) 2017, 2018
Visiting Researcher (Sciences Po École de Droit, Paris) 2016-2017
Visiting Researcher (IREDIES, Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne) 2013-2014
Master of Laws (University of Helsinki) 2011 (Laudatur)
Bachelor of Laws (University of Helsinki) 2010
Erasmus Exchange: Université de Poitiers UFR Droit 2009-2010
Bilateral Exchange: Trinity College Law School, Dublin 2005-2006

Education information

NOTE: Until February 2014 as Ville Komulainen

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law
  • International Law
  • Law of Civil War
  • Prize Law
  • War and Peace
  • Law of the Sea
  • International Investment Law
  • Rights of Future Generations
  • Antartic Treaty System

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.