“Animals, Slaves and Corporations: Analyzing Legal Thinghood”, German Law Journal (2017) 18: 1069–1090 (Open Access, link).

“Legal Competence and Legal Power” in Mark MacBride (ed.), New Essays on the Nature of Rights, Hart Publishing (2017) 31–48 (link).

“Why Things Can Hold Rights: Reconceptualizing the Legal Person” in Visa Kurki and Tomasz Pietrzykowski (eds.): Legal Personhood: Animals, Artificial Intelligence and the Unborn, Springer (2017) 61–90 (link).

Legal Personhood: Animals, Artificial Intelligence and the Unborn, Visa Kurki and Tomasz Pietrzykowski (eds.), Springer 2017 (link).

“Hohfeldian Infinities: Why Not to Worry”, Res Publica (2017) 23: 137 (Open Access, link).

“Analytiikan puolesta: Hohfeldin kehikosta perusoikeuksien aikakaudella” [The Hohfeldian Framework in the Era of Fundamental Rights], Lakimies, 3-4/2015: 434–458 (link).

“Voiko eläin olla oikeussubjekti?” [Can an Animal Be a Legal Person?], Lakimies, 3/2013: 436–458 (link).

“Förbudet mot åsamkande av onödigt lidande enligt djurskyddslagstiftningen” [The Prohibition of Inflicting Unnecessary Suffering under Animal Welfare Law], Tidskrift utgiven av Juridiska Föreningen i Finland, 3/2011: 290–310 (link).



2014–2017: PhD (Legal Philosophy, approved without corrections), University of Cambridge

2011–2012 Master of Laws, University of Helsinki

2009–2011 Bachelor of Laws, Åbo Akademi University



2014: Kone Foundation full scholarship for doctoral research (3+1 years, 10% success rate)

2014: Award by the Finnish Lawyers’ Society for best article written by a young scholar (€2000, “young scholar” meaning under 35 years old)

2012: Award by the Finnish Legal Association for one of the best published articles of 2011 (€600)

2010: Award by Åbo Akademi University for academic excellence (€500)



“Theories of Rights”, Uppsala University, May 2017.

“The Persons of Law: Should We Update Our Views?”, Uppsala University, April 2017.

“A Short History of the Right-Holding Person”, University of Helsinki, November 2016.

“Revisiting Legal Personhood”, VI Spanish-Finnish Seminar in Legal Theory, University of Eastern Finland, June-July 2016.

“On the History of the Person–Thing Divide”, Persons and Things Workshop, University of Turku, May 2016 (invited speaker).

“Two Senses of ‘Legal Person’: Why Animals Can Be Legal Persons but Rivers Cannot”, Edinburgh Legal Theory Seminar Series, March 2016.

”Legal Personality of Corporations: Lessons from Social Ontology”, Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group, January 2016.

“How Can Corporations Be Legal Persons?”, Moral and Political Philosophy Seminar, University of Helsinki, December 2015.

“Gaius, Leibniz, Austin: How Legal Personality Became Associated with Right-Holding”, Cambridge Legal History Seminar, October 2015.

“Why Things Can Hold Rights: Reconceptualizing the Legal Person”, Special Workshop on Personhood, World Conference of Legal and Political Philosophy (IVR), August 2015.

“Not Just Legal Fictions: Corporations and Group Agency”, Cambridge Private Law Centre, Work in Progress Seminar, March 2015.

“How Can Corporations Be Legal Persons? Lessons from Social Ontology”, Cambridge Political Philosophy Workshop, February 2015.

“A Proposed Framework for Legal Personhood”, Cambridge Forum for Legal and Political Philosophy monthly seminar, December 2014.

“Not just Right-Holding: Reconceptualizing the Legal Person”, Yale Law School Doctoral Scholarship Conference, November 2014.

“Animal Rights”, Summer Seminar of the Finnish Organisation for Legal Policy, August 2014.

“Rights for Animals: a Jurist’s Perspective”, presentation at an animal rights seminar in Turku, Finland, February 2013.



The Philosophical Quarterly, 2014.



Editor-in-Chief, Global Journal of Animal Law, 2016–.



Main convenor of Cambridge Doctoral Workshop in Legal Theory, June 2015.

Co-organizer of talk series “Talking Animals, Law and Philosophy” at Cambridge Law Faculty, 2015–2016.



Member of the working group of “The Trial”, a play assessing the legal status of animals, 2014.



Finnish: first language

English: excellent skills; IELTS average 8.5/9

Swedish: excellent skills (subsequent reading comprehension in Danish and Norwegian)

French: very good reading comprehension; good oral and writing skills

German: very good reading comprehension

Russian: good skills