International Summer School of Legal Informatics
One of the traditions of the Institute for Law and Informatics is organising the international summer school in Rovaniemi. The summer schools are aimed at the degree and exchange students and other international students at our university. Traditionally, the summer school takes place each year at the end of August. However, the summer school is not going to be organised in 2018.
Nordic Conference of Legal Informatics
Every four years our institute organises the Nordic Conference of Legal Informatics. Last conference and the related workshop for postgraduate students was held in Rovaniemi 18–20 November 2015.
We have assembled a comprehensive collection of interesting and useful links that offer help for legal studies and research. Under the section Links you can find legal sources from different countries, databases of international organisations, legal journals, and much more!
Learning possibilities at our university
Faculty of Law offers a wide range of courses related to legal informatics, also in English. For example, you can complete the following courses:
- ONEVAL0012 Introduction to the Legal Informatics
- ONEVAL0015 Privacy, Data Protection and Data Security
- OTMEVAL0018 Supplementary Course of Legal Informatics
Read the course descriptions in WebOodi >
Literature, articles and other publications
On our pages you can also find a sampling of recommended literature and articles concerning legal informatics.
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Case Law in Legal Literature (FOKI)
By the order of the Ministry of Justice, the Institute for Law and Informatics and Paradigma maintain the Finlex database Case Law in Legal Literature (FOKI), which contains all the legal cases recorded in published legal literature. FOKI is an excellent, time-saving tool for researchers and students alike.
Each year we go through the legal literature published in Finland, as well as some legal journals, for the FOKI database. The legal cases in the database include judgments issued by the Courts of Appeal, Supreme Court, Supreme Administrative Court, EC/EU Court of Justice, European Court of Human Rights, Labour Council, Labour Court, and the judicial department of the Senate of Finland, as well as the statements and reports of the Constitutional Law Committee.
Research and teaching at the Institute for Law and Informatics is carried out in cooperation with international partners. Along with our other operations, we organise the annual International Summer School of Legal Informatics and maintain the Case Law in Legal Literature (FOKI) database of Finlex. We have also produced several reports for the ministries and participated in international projects, such as the NETSO project (2010–2013).
Legal informatics has been practiced at the Faculty of Law since the mid-80s. Cooperation with Nordic researchers of legal informatics started already in 1984, spreading to wider international cooperation in 1987. At the beginning of the 1990s the initial planning of the institute begun, leading to its establishment as an internal division of the Faculty of Law in 1992. Professor Ahti Saarenpää was appointed as the director of the institute. Since 2015 the position has been occupied by Professor Rauno Korhonen.
University of Lapland Main Building
C-wing, 2nd floor
Yliopistonkatu 8, 96300 Rovaniemi
University of Lapland
Faculty of Law
Institute for Law and Informatics
P.O. Box 122, FI-96101 Rovaniemi
Honorary Chair of Institute for Law and Informatics
Professor of Private Law (emeritus)
Tel. +358 40 4844 038
firstname.lastname (at) ulapland.fi
Publications of Ahti Saarenpää >
Updating the FOKI database
Tel. +358 40 484 4006
Office: C-wing, 2nd floor, room 230