Maarit Jänterä-Jareborg

Professor Professor emer. at Department of Law, Guests and Others

+4618-471 2628
Visiting address:
Trädgårdsgatan 1 och 20, Västra Ågatan 26

Postal address:
Box 512
751 20 UPPSALA

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.


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).

External (selected)

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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Maarit Jänterä-Jareborg