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Honorary Doctors 2023

Helle Krunke

Hedersdoktor Helle Krunke. Foto: Lars Bahl
Honorary doctor Helle Krunke. Photo: Lars Bahl.

Helle Krunke is Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Copenhagen, where she heads the university's Center for European and Comparative Legal Studies.

She is an internationally recognized scholar in constitutional law and has a long-standing involvement in the prestigious academic community of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL), where she has been President since 2022. Central themes in her research are the importance of populism for legal development and how Europeanization, digitalization and climate issues have affected constitutional law nationally and globally. Through her research, she has brought forward Nordic perspectives in the international legal debate and contributed to the internationalization of constitutional law in Denmark and the other Nordic countries. In addition, Helle Krunke has had important investigative assignments in Denmark, including as a member of the politically and constitutionally notable Granskningskommissionen om sagen om aflivning af mink (Minkkommissionen).

Helle Krunke has a close connection to the Faculty of Law at Lund University, including through regular collaboration with the research environments in public law and EU law. In particular, her role as a research leader in the network CONNOR 2030: Constitutionalism in the Nordics, where she has been a driving force in establishing collaboration between the law faculties at the Universities of Copenhagen, Helsinki and Lund. Within the framework of the network, several workshops have been arranged, where doctoral students in constitutional law and related subjects have been given ample opportunity to present and discuss their projects. In this way, Helle Krunke has contributed to supporting postgraduate education in public law and EU law at Lund University.

Erik Sjöman

Hedersdoktor Erik Sjöman. Foto: Magnus Länje.
Honorary doctor Erik Sjöman. Photo: Magnus Länje.

Erik Sjöman is a lawyer and partner at the law firm Vinge in Malmö.

Erik Sjöman, who graduated from our faculty in 2000, is one of Sweden's most prominent lawyers in areas such as company law, corporate governance and stock market law. Among other things, this has been reflected in the fact that Erik has in several cases held assignments as an expert and expert in government investigations. In addition, Erik has continuously made valuable contributions to the legal science literature and has published about 50 legal science articles and participated in several book projects. In many cases, this has been done in close collaboration with researchers from the Faculty of Law.

Erik has also for many years been a recurring and highly appreciated lecturer at several of the faculty's advanced courses and he was one of the original initiators of the establishment of a business law center at Lund University (ACLU). Today, Erik is chairman of the ACLU and in this role he contributes in a very valuable way to the faculty's research, education and collaboration in property law.