Outi Korhonen
professor, S.J.D. (Harv.), Lic.Phil., LL.M., M.Sc.


+358 29 450 2360

+358 46 923 4549

Caloniankuja 3


ORCID identifier: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6591-2022

Areas of expertise
International law, global law and policy, governance, critical theory, law and emerging technologies

Professor Korhonen obtained her doctorate at Harvard Law School. Her main area of expertise is international law. Korhonen has worked in academia and in government, She is Docent at the Universities of Helsinki and Eastern Finland (Finland). She has taught at Boston University (Brussels), Universite Libre de Bruxelles, and American University (Cairo) as well as in the Sciences Po Universite intensive doctoral summer program in law; she serves as core faculty in the Institute of Global Law and Policy (Harvard Law School) and as a member on a number of editorial boards of academic journal/yearbooks. Her teaching spans over a variety of international and law subjects including: 

-general international law
-human rights
-international and EU environmental regulation
-law and technology
-crisis and post-conflict governance

Korhonen has advised on EU-compatible law-drafting in Eastern Europe; prepared human rights and civics manuals in Kosovo, and participated in a joint Scandinavian project to support the rehabilitation of former combatants. 
Her research interests are global comprising topics of law and policy, critical theory and philosophy including methodology. Korhonen's projects investigate law and governance in the cyberspace, web3.0 technologies and the metaverse. Korhonen's publications include several books and she is author of more than 70 scholarly articles and book chapters. She has administrative experience from the Finnish government and the EU.


All levels of international law: introduction, advanced, master's thesis, doctoral studies

Selective courses

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