Aarnio, Aulis Arvi, born May 14, 1937 in Kymi, Finland.
Professor Emeritus, LL.D.


Studies

* Matriculation examination, Kangasala Senior High School, Finland, 1958
* LL.M., (Master of Laws), University of Helsinki, 1961
* LL.Lic. (Licentiate of Laws), University of Helsinki, 1963
* LL.D. (Doctor of Laws), University of Helsinki, 1967

Major Academic Appointments

* Acting Associate Professor of Civil Law, University of Helsinki, 1966–68
* Acting Professor of Family Law and the Law of Inheritance, University of
* Helsinki, 1968–70
* Professor of Civil Law, University of Helsinki, 1970–96
* Research Professor, Academy of Finland, 1974–82
* Director of the Research Institute for Social Sciences, University of
* Tampere, 1991–96
* Professor, Director of the Research Institute for Social Sciences,
* University of Tampere, 1996–2002

International Awards

* Copernicus Medal, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1989
* Honorary doctorate of the University of Lund (Sweden), 1997
* Alexander von Humboldt Prize (Germany), 1997
* Honorary President of the IVR – International Association for the
* Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, 2003

National Awards

Several honours in Finland, among others:
* First Finnish Lawyers Association Reward, 1988
* Finnish Cultural Foundation Reward, 1995
* Order of K.J. Stċhlberg, Association of Finnish Lawyers
* (the national union of lawyers), 1997
* Honorary doctorate of the University of Lapland (Finland) 1999

Invited Memberships of International and National Scientific Associations

* Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, 1975-
* Science Society in Lund, Sweden, Foreign Member 1983–
* Russian Academy of Sciences, Full Member, 1995–
* Member of the European Academy, 1998–

Visiting Professor

* University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1984
* University of Lund, Sweden, 1988
* University of Münster, Germany, 1989 and 1998
* University of Minnesota, USA 1992
* Cornell Law School, USA 1993

Expert Appointments

Has served numerous times as an expert advisor at the universities in
Finland as well as in Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, and
Sweden.

Founder Member and Secretary General of the Tampere Club, 2001-