Professor of Transnational European Law, University of Helsinki
Päivi Leino-Sandberg is Professor of Transnational European Law, University of Helsinki, and the Director of its Master's Programme in Global Governance Law. She is Deputy Director of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights where she currently leads two research projects relating to the use of legal expertise in EU law making, transparency and participation. She specializes in EU institutional and constitutional law, and has published in the areas of European administrative law, Economic and Monetary Union and EU external relations. She has previously worked as Academy of Finland Research Fellow and Professor of International and European Law at UEF Law School. In addition, she has held visiting positions at the European University Institute, NYU Law School and the iCourts Centre of Excellence in Copenhagen. Before returning full time to the academia in 2015, she worked for over 10 years as a legal adviser for the Finnish government participating in numerous EU and international negotiations and Court cases.