Guest and Honorary Professors


GUEST AND HONORARY PROFESSORS

Department of Law, AAU, has been involved in lecturing and research aimed at critically examining, securing, and promoting the quality and effectiveness of the legal regulation and legal systems since 2008. We value and depend on working closely with professionals from academia and organisations from across the world in order to build and enhance the international and cross-disciplinary capacity in our institution.

In 2018 we welcome several new guest- and honorary professors at the institute: Professor Nancy Dowd, University of Florida; Professor Jens Sherpe, University of Cambridge, UK; and Dr. Edward T. Canuel – U.S diplomat and honorary professor at American University (Washington) and University of Aarhus, DK. In 2018 we also launch our new framework program for our guest- and honorary professors. The framework describes in detail the purpose and collaboration between the Department of Law and the guest- and honorary professors through their appointment/affiliation period.

Below is a list of the guest and honorary professors at the institute.


 

Nancy Dowd

Professor Nancy Dowd, University of Florida is from 1. October 2018 serving under the AAU  Distinguished Professor Programme. Professor Dowd is expected to hold an important role in the further development of the AAU Centre of Family Law, Practicies and Policies (FAMLAPP). Professor Dowd holds the David H. Levin Chair in Family Law at the University of Florida, and until 2015 served as the Director of the Center on Children and Families. Professor Dowd's research focuses on social justice issues connected to family law, and therefore touches on family law, juvenile law, constitutional law, race and gender analysis, and social change theories. 

Professor Dowd is going to serve as AAU Distinguished Professor for a 2-3 years period from 2018 to 2021.

 

Christian Lundblad

The Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, AAU has re-appointed Court President Christian Lundblad after expiry of the of previous 5 years honorary professorship at AAU. Christian Lundblad has played an important role in the establishment of the Law Studies at AAU, and during the first 10 years of the functioning of the Department of Law. Lundblad has since 2017 been serving as Court President at the Courthouse of Frederiksberg in the Copenhagen area. Previously, Lundblad served as Court President at the Courthouse of Aalborg. In his capacity of Court President Christian Lundblad has facilitated cooperation between companies, public organisations and the Department of Law.

The appointment of Christian Lundblad as Honorary Professor  runs for a 5 year period from 2018 to 2022.


 

Jens M. Scherpe

The Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, AAU has appointed Dr. Jens M. Scherpe as Honorary Professor for a period of 5 years. Dr. Scherpe is currently the Director of the Cambridge Family Law Centre, alongside of his position as Reader in Comparative Law, Cambridge University. Dr. Scherpe is also a visiting professor in Hong Kong, and has had a number of prestigious earlier positions, for instance at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg/Germany): Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Department for the Law of the Nordic Countries. 

The appointment of Dr. Scherpe as Honorary Professor/Adjunct Professor runs for a 5 year period from 2018 to 2022.


 

Morten Kjærum

The Dean of  Faculty of Social Sciences, AAU has re- appointed Morten Kjærum as Honorary Professor after expiry of the of previous 5 years honorary professorship at AAU. Since 2015, Kjærum has served as Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Sweden, and is concurrently chairing the Board of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE). Previously, he was the first Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in Vienna, and from 1991-2008 the founding Director of the Danish Institute for Human Rights. He has over time held a considerable number of other prestigious international posts. Morten Kjærum has published widely on human rights, refugees and related issues. 

 The appointment of Morten Kjærum as Honorary Professor/Adjunct Professor runs for a 5 year period from 2018 to 2022.

Edward T. Canuel

The Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, AAU has appointed Dr. Edward T. Canuel as Honorary Professor for a period of 5 years. Dr. Canuel is already appointed as honorary professor at American University (Washington) and Aarhus University. Canuel is serving as U.S. diplomat in the Federal Administration. He has previously served as the State Department Visiting Professor at West Point Military Academy.  Dr. Canuel's research focuses on Arctic law, sustainability, and energy law and publications include Duke, the University of Texas, Georgetown, Oxford, and Ashgate Press.  Dr. Canuel holds a B.A. from Boston College, a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School, a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oslo. 

The appointment of Dr. Canuel as Honorary Professor/Adjunct Professor runs for at 5 year period from 2018 to 2022.

Mette Hørning

The Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, AAU has re-appointed Ms. Mette Hørning as Adjunct Fellow after expiry of previous honorary position at AAU. Ms. Hørning’s primary field of expertise is international and bankrupcy law. Since1995 Hørning has been based in Germany and worked as a lawyer and manager in German Companies

Ms. Hørning’s knowledge and competence is brought into play at AAU by her contributions to lectures in international private law and as facilitator in the Department of Law’s student exchange programme. Currently, Ms. Hørning is in the establishment of cooperation between German Universities and AAU and in the identification of German companies suitable for student internships.


The appointment of Ms. Hørning as Adjunct Fellow runs for a 5 year period from 2018 to 2020.
 

Terje Stordalen

Professor, Dr. Theol Terje Stordalen was in 2017 granted a 3 year part time Obel Fund Guest Professorship.at Department of Law. From August 2018 professor Stordalen will furthermore half of his working time  as Visiting Professor at AAU.  Professor Stordalen who is based at Oslo University, Faculty of Theology has contributed in the establishment of the Centre of Family Law, Practices and Policies (FAMLAPP) at AAU. He currently participates in the FAMLAPP project ; Entanglements of the Nordic Family and The Concept of Family in current Danish Law. Professor Stordalen previously served at MF School of Theology and LTS Hong Kong, and as visiting professor or researcher i.a. in Peking University, Beijing; Shandong University, Jinan; Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen; Lund University, Lund. 

Professor Stordalen will serve as Visiting Professor from August 2018 to 2020.

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