VMU Faculty of Law Welcomes Professor from Helsinki
From March 28 to April 5, Professor of Comparative Legal History and a Doctor of Law at the University of Helsinki (Finland), Heikki Pihlajamäki, is teaching the course of Roman Law at the VMU Faculty of Law.
Professor Heikki Pihlajamäki has gathered a rich professional and scientific experience. He has worked on various legal practical activities, including the institution of the Parliamentary Ombudsman of Finland. He also was a visiting lecturer at the University of Tartu (Estonia) and a researcher at the University of Belgrano (Argentina). Some of his expert activities and research were carried out at institutions related to science administration in Finland, Chile and Sweden.
Currently Heikki Pihlajamäki is a teacher and Professor of Comparative Legal History at the University of Helsinki in Finland and an expert member of the Lithuanian and Estonian Academies of Science. The professor has authored eight scientific monographs, countless scientific articles and other scientific publications, he is a member of the editorial boards of various scientific journals. In 2008, he won the Erwin C. Surrency Prize (established by the American Society for Legal History) for one of his published articles.
Pihlajamäki is also one of the students’ favourite teachers, having won the prize of the lecturer of the year at the University of Helsinki in 2000 and 2002, as well as chosen the lecturer of the year by the Law Students’ Association in 1999 and 2002.
You can find more information about Heikki Pihlajamäki, including his CV and publications, on the website of the University of Helsinki.