Henrik Wenander

Professor, Professor

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law


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


I am a Professor of Public Law, teaching and publishing in Swedish and English. I am a member of the Faculty Committee on Doctoral Education and the Board of the Centre for European Research at Lund University.

My research deals with administrative law, especially its interplay with constitutional law and its international dimension, including EU law. During 2019-2021 I engage in a research project on the constitutional role of public administration in the Nordic countries, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences).

I take a special research interest in the legal aspects of Nordic cooperation. In 2014, I published a monograph (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"). My doctoral thesis from 2010 deals with duties to recognise foreign administrative decisions. I have developed some aspects of the thesis in an English language article in the Heidelberg Journal of International Law 2011.

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

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


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.

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