International Summer School of Legal Informatics
One of the traditions of the Institute for Law and Informatics is organizing 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 organized in 2019.
Nordic Conference on Legal Informatics
Every four years our institute organizes the Nordic Conference on Legal Informatics. The conference and the related workshop for postgraduate students was previously held in Rovaniemi 18–20 November 2015.
The Nordic Conference on Legal Informatics 2019 will take place in Rovaniemi on November 12–14, 2019. Information concerning the conference is available on the event web page, and registration is now open!
Learning possibilities at our university
Faculty of Law offers a wide range of courses related to legal informatics, also in English. In the academic year 2019–2020, you can complete the following courses:
- ONEVAL0012 Introduction to Legal Informatics
- ONEVAL0013 Information Law and Information Technology Law
- ONEVAL0015 Privacy, Data Protection and Data Security
- ONEVAL0017 E-Justice and E-Government
- OTMEVAL0018 Advanced Course of Legal Informatics
Read the course descriptions in WebOodi >
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. Between 2015 and 2019 the position was 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
Contact person for the Institute
University Lecturer in Legal Informatics, LL.D. trained on the bench
Tel. +358 40 4844 421
firstname.lastname (at) ulapland.fi
Honorary Chair of the Institute
Professor of Private Law (emeritus)
Tel. +358 40 4844 038
firstname.lastname (at) ulapland.fi