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Mika
Viljanen
Assistant Professor, Laws

Contact

+358 29 450 4430
+358 40 593 4210
Caloniankuja 3
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

Law
private law
private law theory
torts
contracts
contracting
financial regulation
banking regulation

Biography

I work as an assistant professor of private law. I have been employed by the university since 2002. I worked as an acting professor of private law in 2015-2017, was a TIAS collegium researcher (2014–2015), and worked as an Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher (2010–2012). I defended my dissertation on quantification of damages in 2008.

Teaching

Most of my teaching focuses on private law. I'm responsible for the Law of Obligations compulsory study module, a specialization field study module on contract and torts, the advanced studies on the law of obligations, and a number of elective courses. I also coach the Faculty Willem C. Vis Moot Court team. 

Research

My work mixes legal theory, socio-legal studies approaches, and doctrinal work. In 2008, I defended his dissertation on quantifying damages in torts and for breach of contract. Since that I've retained an interest in traditional private law themes, including contract and torts, but migrated towards working primarily on financial regulation and regulatory theory. During the last few years, I have also developed an interest in tracing the relationship between law and technology, in particular in autonomous contexts.

I have been active in numerous research projects. Current projects include AALAW funded by Academy of Finland and Design for Value and Making MyData Real, both funded by Business Finland. In the past, I've worked on the AAWA, REBUS, How to govern the Economy and Legal Constructions of Reality Projects.

Publications

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REBUS – Towards Relational Business Practices (2017)

Harri Kulmala, Katri Valkokari, Antti Kämi, Jukka Vesalainen, Kim Wikström, Raymond levitt, Magnus Hellström, Sari Mäenpää, Magnus Gustafsson, Anastasia Tsvetkova, Víctor Sifontes Herrera, Anu Keltaniemi, Matti Seppälä, Anu Suominen, Rainer Breite, Annika Hanstén, Joni Lehtonen, Taru Hakanen, Nina Helander, Mika Kuusela, Kai Häkkinen, Outi Kettunen, Mika Oinas, Sakari Aulanko, Ville Vierula, Susanna Kunttu, Maarit Halttunen, Katariina Palomäki, Tiina Valjakka, Timo Huttunen, Sami Kuntola, Juho Ylimäki, Mika Viljanen, Anna Hurmerinta, Hanna Luotola, Johanna Liinamaa, Johnny Långstedt, Annika Hanstén, Pekka Pakkanen, Leo Lagström, Jari Lehtineva, Tero-Jussi Teppo, Tommi Mäki, Rainer Breite, Mikko Jaskari, Seppo Virta, Jutta Seppänen, Jouni Hartikainen, Esa Viitamo, Mervi Vuori, Esa Viitamo, Mervi Vuori, Mikko Mattila, Antti Saurama, Peter Zettinig, Tommi Keskilohko, Henri Paukku, Seppo Luoto
(D4 Julkaistu kehittämis- tai tutkimusraportti taikka -selvitys)

A Cyborg Turn in Law? (2017)

German Law Journal
Mika Viljanen
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

Oikeutta kyborgeille (2017)

Lakimies
Mika Viljanen
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)