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By Lesley Dingle and Daniel Bates

Professor Koskenniemi was the Visiting Goodhart Professor of Legal Science for 2008 - 2009 and was interviewed on two occasions by Lesley Dingle.  The first interview was held in the Squire Law Libary (December 2008), while the second was in the Goodhart Lodge (August 2009).  In the interviews, Professor Koskenniemi reflects first on becoming the annual Goodhart Professor, and then at the end of his tenure on his experiences in the position, including some comments on publications that appeared during this time.

Martti Koskenniemi is Professor of International Law and Director of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Helsinki.

First Interview (2 December 2008): Reflections on Becoming the Goodhart Professor




Playing time 22:58




First interview transcript (475k PDF)



Second Interview (18 August 2009): Reflections on his time as Goodhart Professor




Playing time 21:45




Second interview transcript (240k PDF)


A list of publications by Professor Koskenniemi relevant to these interviews is also available.