Prof. Dr. Maarit Jänterä-Jareborg
Professor of Private International Law with International Civil Procedure, at Uppsala University, since 1998.
Research areas: Private international law in general, foreign law in national courts, comparative family law, European Union regulations, law and religion in a multicultural context, human rights law.
International research group memberships: Commission on European Family Law (CEFL, since 2001 including membership in the steering group); The Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy (since 2007), funded at Uppsala University as a Linnaeus Centre of Excellence by the Swedish Research Council.
E D U C A T I O N
1977 LL.M., Faculty of Law, Helsinki University, Finland;
1981 Qualified as Judge, Helsinki Court of Appeal;
1983 LL. Lic., Faculty of Law, Helsinki University;
1989 LL.D., Faculty of Law, Uppsala University;
1990, Docent, Faculty of Law, Uppsala University.
Postgraduate and postdoctoral studies at, i.a., University of Helsinki, University of Uppsala, University of Chicago, Max-Planck-Institute für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (Hamburg), University of Freiburg i. Br., and University of Saarbrücken.
D I S T I N C T I O N S and A W A R D S
Three honorary doctorates in law (2008: Oslo University, Norway;
2010: Helsinki University; 2012 Bergen University, Norway).
For outstanding legal research in international family law:
2013: The Söderbergs' Award in Jurisprudence (1 million Swedish crowns); 2011: Rudbeck's gold medal (Uppsala University); 2010: Thuréus Award (Royal Academy of Sciences in Uppsala);
Descartes' distinction for "outstanding European research (research group: Commission on European Family Law, CEFL) 2010.
For research in international law
1997: The Idman prize for the best Nordic publication 1995-97; 1989: von Bahr's Prize for an outstanding doctoral dissertation
A C A D E M Y M E M B E R S H I P S (elected, ungoing)
2005: Member of the Curatorium of The Hague Academy of International Law;
2007: Foreign member of the Finnish Scientific Society;
2008: Foreign member of the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters;
2011: Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Uppsala;
2011: Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law;
2014: Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities
A P P O I N T M E N T S (selected)
Internal (Uppsala University)
Professor (chairholder, since 1998) in Private International Law with International Civil Procedure;
Elected Dean of the Faculty of Law (2004-2008); Vice-Dean (2003); Chair of Recruitment Boards (Faculty of Law 2004-2008); Member of the Board for Humanities and Social Sciences (2004-2008); Deputy Director of Uppsala University's Linnaeus Centre of Excellence The Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy (2007-2014).
Legal Adviser at the Swedish Ministry of Justice (1995-1998); Legal Consultant at the Swedish Government Offices (1999-2015).
Numerous appointments as member of law commissions in Sweden ; numerous appointments as expert of academic assessment and member of research evaluation boards and prize committees in different countries.
Since 1 November 2014: Chair (President) of Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ, The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences).
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