Call for Abstracts: VIII Spanish-Finnish Seminar in Legal Theory, June 2022

The Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki, in collaboration with the Law School of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), the University of Alicante and the Finnish Association for the Philosophy of Law (SOFY) will arrange the VIII Spanish-Finnish Seminar in Legal Theory in Helsinki on 28th–30th June 2022. The seminar will be held at the premises of University of Helsinki (Metsätalo building). The language of the seminar will be English. There will be no attendance fee.

All scholars in legal theory/philosophy of law who are interested in presenting a paper at the seminar are invited to submit an abstract (300-500 words) by 31st March about the topic of their presentation. The seminar will contain a special section about the legal theory of Alf Ross, but all other legal-philosophical topics are welcome as well. For example, for those who are attending the 2022 IVR world congress, the seminar provides an opportunity to present a preliminary version of the congress paper.

The authors of the accepted abstracts will be notified by 15th April 2022. The final program and registration for the seminar for non-presenting participants will be announced by the end of April.

To submit an abstract, please fill out the following form by 31st March:

If you have any further questions, please contact professor Matti Ilmari Niemi (, associate professor Visa Kurki (, or senior lecturer Maija Aalto-Heinilä (


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