The Law School at the University of Eastern Finland (previously University of Joensuu) was founded in 1998. The UEF Law School offers studying opportunities in different Bachelor's, Master's, licentiate and doctoral degrees. Currently, around 900 students are completing a Master's degree in Law and 50 students are taking postgraduate studies at the UEF Law School.
The UEF Law School offers studying and research opportunities in various different disciplines. Students can major in European Law, Financial Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Judicial Procedure, Civil Law, Environmental Law, and Law and Economics and Legislative studies. Studies in Constitutional Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal Theory and International Law are also available. In its research and teaching activities, the UEF Law School specialises in several areas: International and Finnish Environmental Law; International, EU and Finnish Climate Change Law; International, EU and Finnish Energy Law.
The UEF Law School also offers an exclusive range of international programmes and degrees. Master's Degree Programmes include International Economic and Resources Law: Master's Degree Programme in Law (beginning from 2014) and a Master's Degree Programme in Environmental Policy and Law. There are also two doctoral programmes: Doctoral Programme in Law and Doctoral Programme in Natural Resources, Environment and Society. Other International Programmes include a Study Programme in Law, the LL.M. Diploma Program in International and European Energy Law and Policy and the UNEP Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements. More information on each of these programmes is available under major subjects and doctoral programmes.
There are currently 50 professors, researchers and administrative personnel working at the UEF Law School. Additionally, there are a large number of specialists, lawyers and visiting experts giving lectures in different fields of law. The UEF Law School conducts active research and participates in numerous research projects financed by the Academy of Finland, various ministries of the Finnish government and international bodies.
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