Henrik Wenander

Professor, Professor, Pro Dean for Research

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I am a Professor of Public Law, teaching and publishing in Swedish and English. I have experience from service as a law clerk. I am Pro Dean for research of the Faculty and Vice Chair of the Faculty Committee on Doctoral Education.

My research deals with administrative law, especially its interplay with constitutional law and its international dimension, including EU law. During 2019-2022 I engaged in a research project on the constitutional role of public administration in the Nordic countries, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

I take a special research interest in the legal aspects of Nordic cooperation. In 2014, I published a monograph, Fri rörlighet i Norden (in Swedish) on Nordic legal cooperation to promote free movement between the Nordic countries. In this context, I have also researched the legal aspects of the Nordic border regions.

A further research interest is  the constitutional role of the Swedish administrative branch in a comparative perspective.

In previous research projects I have explored the Europeanisation and internationalisation of public law and the cross-border cooperation of administrative agencies ("international administrative law" or "global administrative law"). 

I supervise projects of two doctoral candidates, Max Carlin (Public Law, supervisor) and Gunnar Bramstång (Private International Law, co-supervisor). Previously, I co-supervised Eduardo Gill-Pedro (EU Law), Torvald Larsson (Public Law), and Richard Croneberg (Tax Law), who earned their doctoral degree in 2016, 2020, and 2021, respectively).

Together with Professor Jane Reichel, Stockholm University, I am editor-in-chief of the Swedish administrative law journal Förvaltningsrättslig tidskrift.

I recurrently contribute to the Faculty's opinions on legislative proposals. From 2021 to 2023 I took part as an expert in the 2020 governmental inquiry on the indepence of courts in Sweden (see SOU 2023:12).


I teach Swedish and European administrative law and constitutional law. Related to my teaching, I have published a textbook on essay writing in law (in Swedish), Att skriva rätt. Goda råd för uppsatsskrivning i juridik (with Elsa Trolle Önnerfors, Wolters Kluwer 2016).


I have on several occasions presented my research to the wider public, such as at the Faculty Open Day. In November 2014, I participated in a hearing before the Law Committee of the Danish Parliament, where I presented the Swedish legislation on protection of whistle-blowers. In 2015, I participated with a presentation of my latest research monograph at the Gothenburg Book Fair. Furthermore, I have commented upon legal matters in newspapers and television.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law

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  • Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Nordic Cooperation


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