As our educational responsibility in the Finnish university establishment, we conduct research in all central fields of law, including public law, private law, criminal law and procedural law. Our research carries out the research strategy of our university, while also emphasising themes that are characteristic to contemporary legal regulation.
Of the university’s four strategic foci in research, our faculty contributes particularly to the research of sustainable development, law and justice. We strive to generate knowledge on the future options available in the Arctic and North regarding sustainable cultural, social, economic and ecological development. We pay special attention to the legal themes relating to indigenous peoples and their changing operational environments.