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Heikki Pihlajamäki

  • PL 4 (Yliopistonkatu 3)

    00014

    Finland

1987 …2019
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Personlig profil

Information om forskning och undervisning

Heikki Pihlajamäki is currently working on a monograph on legal communication in early modern Europe, from the specific view-point of German, Swedish, and Livonian law in the seventeenth century. As for the Centre of Excellence, he does research on the roots of premodern European legal positivism and on the history of codification in Europe. Together with profs. Serge Dauchy (Lille), George Martin (Gent) and Anthony Musson (Exeter) has a research project called "150 Books that Made Western Law", which aims at a Western history of the influence of legal books.

Meritförteckning

Education:

Master of Laws:                      University of Helsinki, 1987

Licentiate of Laws:                  University of Helsinki, 1991

Doctor of Laws:                      University of Helsinki, 1996

 

Professional experience:

  • Clerk, Lower Court of Lappee, Lappeenranta 1987-1988
  • Lawyer, National Board of Construction 1988
  • Researcher, University of Helsinki 1988-1990
  • Lawyer, Refugee Advice Centre 1991
  • Research Associate, Academy of Finland 1992-1995
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1992-1993
  • Legal Officer, the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman 1996-1997
  • Lecturer in Legal History 1997-2002
  • Docent of Legal History, University of Helsinki  1998-              
  • Legal Secretary to the Chancellor of The University of Helsinki 1997- 
  • Visiting Professor of Law, University of Tartu, Estonia 2002
  • Associate Professor of Legal History (yliopistonlehtori), Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki 2002-
  • Senior Academy Research Fellow, Academy of Finland 2002-2007
  • Professor of Comparative Legal History, 2009-
 

Memberships in International Academic Organizations:

  • Asociación Internacional del Derecho Indiano   1998-
  • David-Mevius-Gesellsschaft  2005-
  • Instituto de Investigaciones de Historia del Derecho, Argentina (Corresponding Member) 2006-

Positions of Trust in Academic Journals:

  • Member of Editorial Staff, Retfærd 1998-2000
  • Member of Editorial Staff, Oikeus 1996-2000
  • Chief Editor, Oikeus 2001-2002
  • Editorial Board, Revue électronique Clio & Thémis  2006-
  • Editorial Board, Forum Historiae Juris, 2009-
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Baltic Studies, 2011-
  • Editorial Board, Quaderni Fiorentini per la storia del pensiero giuridico moderno, 2011-

Opponent Tasks / Doctoral Dissertations:

  • Marju Luts, dissertation Juhuslik ja isamaaline, University of Tartu Dec. 1, 2000
  • Martti Lehti, dissertation Väkivallan hyökyaalto, University of Helsinki Jan. 26, 2001
  • Toomas Kotkas, dissertation Suosiosta ja armosta, University of Helsinki Dec. 10, 2004
  • Pentti Ahmas, dissertation Oikeudenkäynnin yhdenmukaistaminen 1800-luvulla, University of Helsinki June 10, 2005
  • Max Lyles, dissertation A Call for Scientific Purity, University of Stockholm Jan. 23, 2006
  • Iisa Vepsä, dissertation, University of Helsinki, Dec. 11, 2009
  • Hesi Siimets-Gross, dissertation, University of Tarto, June 26, 2011
  • Juan Benito Cañizares Navarro, University of Valencia, July 27th, 2011 

Tasks as Pre-examiner of Doctoral Dissertation:

  • The dissertations of Lehti, Kotkas, Ahmas and Vepsä(see above)
  • Mia Korpiola; Between Betrothal and Bedding, University of Helsinki spring 2004
  • Kaius Tuori; Ancient Romal Lawyers and Modern Legal Ideals, University of Helsinki fall 2005
  • Teemu Keskisarja; "Secoituxesta järjettömäin luondocappalden canssa": Perversiot, oikeuselämä ja kansankulttuuri 1700-luvun Suomessa,  University of Helsinki spring 2006
  • Jörn Öyrehagen Sunde; ’Fornuft og Erfarenhed” – framveksten av metodisk medvit i dansknorsk rett på 1700-talet”, University of Bergen, Norway August 2007

Academic Expert Opinions:

External evaluator of grant applications for 

  • the Estonian Academy of Sciences
  • Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
  • Chilean Research Council (CONYCET)           2004-2008
  • Slovenian Research Agency, June 2011

In the spring of 2008, I took part in the research evaluation of Lund University, Sweden, as the Vice-Chair of the working group in charge of evaluating the Law Faculty.

Prizes:

  • Teacher of the Year, Law Students’ Association Pykälä r.y. 1999, 2002
  • Nominee for Eino Kaila Prize (teacher of the year in the University of Helsinki) 2000, 2002
  • Erwin C. Surrency Prize of American Society for Legal History for the article “The Painful Question: The Fate of Judicial Torture in Sweden”, Law and History Review 25:3 (2007), 557-592. 2008

 

For a list of older publications please click here.

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 513 Juridik

Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.

Publikationer 1987 2019

Why was private law not codified in Sweden and Finland?

Pihlajamäki, H. T., 25 jan 2019, Comparative Legal History. Moréteau, O., Masferrer, A. & Modéer, K. Å. (red.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, s. 465–482 18 s. 18. (Research Handbooks in Comparative Law series).

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Introduction

Pihlajamäki, H. T., Cordes, A., De ruysscher, D. & Dauchy, S., 2018, Understanding the Sources of Early Modern and Modern Commercial Law: Courts, Statutes, Contracts, and Legal Scholarship. Pihlajamäki, H., Cordes, A., De ruysccher, D. & Dauchy, S. (red.). Leiden: Brill , s. 1-6 6 s. (Studies in the History of Private Law/Legal History Library; nr. 25/14).

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Johdanto

Kekkonen, J. T. & Pihlajamäki, H. T., 2018, Lainkäytttöä läpi vuosisadan: Näkökulmia korkeimman oikeuden historiaan 1918-2018. Pihlajamäki, H. (red.). Helsinki: Edita, s. 9-14 6 s.

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskaplig

Merging Comparative Law and Legal History: Towards an Integrated Discipline

Pihlajamäki, H. T., dec 2018, I : American Journal of Comparative Law. 66, 4, s. 733–750 18 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Scandinavian Law in the Early Modern Period

Pihlajamäki, H. T., 19 jul 2018, The Oxford Handbook of European Legal History. Pihlajamäki, H., Dubber, M. D. & Godfrey, M. (red.). Oxford University Press, s. 806-829 24 s.

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Projekter 2008 2008

Priser

Erwin C. Surrency Prize 2009

Heikki Pihlajamäki (!!Recipient), 2009

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Medal of Ghent University

Heikki Pihlajamäki (!!Recipient), 2013

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Medal of the Francqui Foundation

Heikki Pihlajamäki (!!Recipient), 15 mar 2013

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Opettajien akatemia

Heikki Pihlajamäki (!!Recipient), 2013

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Teacher of the Year / Pykälä ry

Heikki Pihlajamäki (!!Recipient), 2002

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Aktiviteter 2000 2014

Väitöskirjan tarkastuslautakunnan jäsen

Heikki Pihlajamäki (Annan roll (beskriv i "Relationsbeskrivning"))
27 mar 2014

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperOpponent i doktorsavhandling

Lay judges in comparative legal history

Heikki Pihlajamäki (Ordförande i organisationskommitté)
17 sep 201419 sep 2014

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

Università di Macerata (Extern organisation)

Heikki Pihlajamäki (Medlem)
26 mar 2014

Aktivitet: MedlemskapstyperMedlemskap eller annan role i inhemsk/internationell kommitté, råd, styrelse

Historiography and sources of commercial law

Heikki Pihlajamäki (Ordförande i organisationskommitté)
1 sep 20143 sep 2014

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

Critical Analysis of Law (Tidskrift)

Heikki Pihlajamäki (Medlem i redaktionell ledning)
2013 → …

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteRedaktör för vetenskaplig tidskrift