Riikka Koulu

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Information om forskning och undervisning

I am an assistant professor of Law and Digitalization and a postdoctoral researcher of procedural and insolvency law at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law. I am also the director of University of Helsinki Legal Tech Lab.

I defended my doctoral dissertation "Dispute Resolution and Technology - Revisiting the Justification of Conflict Management" in September 2016. In my PhD I examine the impact that technology-enabled forms of conflict management have on the justification of use of coercion. I consider conflict management technology as disruptive, in the sense that implementation of technology affects both doctrinal boundaries between different fields of law as well as dispute resolution mechanisms. My research focuses on on distributed technologies and their potential for conflict management, e.g. what would be the implications of building dispute resolution as smart contracts on the blockchain. This project examines the shifting meaning on trust as the focal concept of conflict management.

The work of the Legal Tech Lab examines the implications of digitization of legal services. The Lab hosts a variety of activities, including annual events such as Law and Digitalization conference in Helsinki in June and an interdisciplinary Hack the Law! in October.

My earlier publications concern e.g., privatisation of enforcement (2017), online arbitration (2017), justification models and dispute resolution technology (2016), applications of the blockchain in dispute resolution (2016), enforcement mechanisms (2015), the justification of ODR (2014), the doctrinal importance of examining all dispute resolution jointly (2013), access to Internet as a fundamental right to a fair trial (2012), interpretation of procedural principles and procedural justice while using videoconference technique in obtaining evidence (2010, 2011), and the public image of arbitration (2009).

Since Autumn semester 2012, I teach a yearly advanced course on dispute resolution and technology for undergraduate students at the Faculty of Law. In addition, I teach different courses on procedural law, legal digitalization, legal tech hackathons etc. 

In 2015, I was a visiting researcher at the Cyberjustice Laboratory, Université de Montréal, Canada and in spring 2016, I had a research period of 3 months at the University of Barcelona, Spain. 

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Ett urval av publikationer

  1. Law, Technology and Dispute Resolution: The Privatisation of Coercion

    Koulu, A. R., nov 2018, Routledge. 220 s. (Law, Science and Society)

    Forskningsoutput: Bok/rapportBokVetenskapligPeer review

  2. Digitalisaatio ja algoritmit - oikeustiede hukassa?

    Koulu, A. R., 19 dec 2018, I : Lakimies. 116, 7-8, s. 840-867 28 s.

    Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

  3. !!Accepted/In press

    Konfliktinhallinta alustataloudessa

    Koulu, R. & Hakkarainen, J. M., okt 2019, (!!Accepted/In press) Jakamistalousjuridiikan käsikirja. Päläs, J. & Määttä, K. (red.). Helsinki: Alma Talent, Vol. 2019. 25 s.

    Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

  4. !!Accepted/In press

    Conflict Management for Regulation-Averse Blockchains?

    Koulu, R. & Markkanen, K. A., sep 2019, (!!Accepted/In press) Regulating Industrial Internet through IPR, Data Protection and Competition Law. Ballardini, R., Pitkänen, O. & Kuoppamäki, P. (red.). Kluwer Law International, Vol. 2019. 27 s.

    Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

  5. Tuomarin roolit tuomioistuimessa

    Koulu, R., Koulu, R. & Koulu, S., maj 2019, Alma Talent. 399 s.

    Forskningsoutput: Bok/rapportBokVetenskapligPeer review

  6. !!Accepted/In press

    Algoritmi päätöksentekijänä? Tekoälyn hyödyntämisen mahdollisuudet ja haasteet kansallisessa sääntely-ympäristössä

    Koulu, R., Mäihäniemi, B., Kyyrönen, V., Hakkarainen, J. M. & Markkanen, K. A., maj 2019, (!!Accepted/In press) Valtioneuvoston kanslia. 107 s. (valtioneuvoston selvitys- ja tutkimustoiminnan julkaisusarja)

    Forskningsoutput: Bok/rapportBeställd rapportProfessionell

  7. Blockchains and Online Dispute Resolution: Smart Contracts as an Alternative to Enforcement

    Koulu, A. R., maj 2016, I : SCRIPTed - A Journal of Law, Technology & Society. 13, 1/2016, s. 40-69 30 s.

    Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

  8. Jokakodin laajakaista – pääsy internetiin perusoikeutena

    Koulu, R., 10 apr 2012, I : Lakimies. 110, 2, s. 280-302 23 s.

    Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

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Markerade aktiviteter

  1. Right and Wrong seminar: Strategy (Confounding Structures)

    Riikka Koulu (Talare: Presentation)
    10 dec 2014

    Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

  2. Prosessi- ja insolvenssioikeuden teemaseminaari: Tuomioistuin, lainsäätäjä ja asiakas

    Riikka Koulu (Talare: Presentation)
    25 nov 2014

    Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

  3. Grazer Forum zum Zivilverfahrensrecht 23.10.2014

    Riikka Koulu (Talare: Presentation)
    23 okt 2014

    Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

  4. Dimensions of Evidence in the European Civil Procedure

    Riikka Koulu (Närvarande)
    20 mar 2014

    Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangPublic Talks

  5. Université de Montréal, Canada

    Riikka Koulu (Besökande forskare)
    15 jan 201523 dec 2015

    Aktivitet: Typer för besök till extern institutionAkademisk besök på annan institution

  6. ODR Forum 2013

    Riikka Koulu (Talare: Presentation)
    18 jun 2013

    Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangPublic Talks

  7. Meeting of Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media, Parliamentary Assebly, Council of Europe

    Riikka Koulu (Talare: Presentation)
    11 mar 2013

    Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangPublic Talks

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