Åke Frändberg

Åke Frändberg

Professor Emeritus and former President of the Swedish section of IVR Åke Frändberg received his LL.D. from Uppsala University in 1973 after completing and defending his dissertation in jurisprudence Om analog användning av rättsnormer [On Analogical Use of Legal Norms]. En analys av analogibegreppet inom ramen för en allmän juridisk metodologi. Having been Associate Professor (docent) and Senior Lecturer at Uppsala University, he was Professor of jurisprudence at Stockholm University in 1993-1994 and Professor of jurisprudence at Uppsala University in 1994-2004. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and has taught at the European Academy of Legal Theory (EALT). He is a member of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences of Uppsala (KVSU) and has published articles in Swedish, English, Chinese, Spanish and German.

Frändberg sharply distinguishes between law and jurisprudence and has set himself the task of investigating the normative and intellectual foundations of juridical thinking. The result of the latter is presented in his recent work From Rechtsstaat to Universal Law-State. An Essay in Philosophical Jurisprudence (Springer, 2014). Studies into the former are found in his dissertation as well as in Rättsregel och rättsval [The Concept 'Legal Rule' and Choice of Applicable Rule]. Om rättsliga regel- och systemkonflikter i tid och rum (Norstedts, 1984) and Rättsordningens idé [The Idea of a Legal Order]. En antologi i allmän rättslära (Iustus, 2005). He has co-edited the anthology Rättsteoretiska klassiker [Classics of Legal Theory] (Thales, 1988), a collection of classical texts chosen, translated, introduced and with commentaries by members of the higher seminar in jurisprudence at Uppsala University.

Frändberg is currently engaged in summarizing and developing his views in The Legal Order. Studies in the Foundations of Juridical Thinking, which is due in the fall of 2015.

Contact: ake.frandberg@jur.uu.se 


- The annual meeting of IVR Sweden will take place in Linköping the 27th - 28th of August. Save the Date. More information to come. 

- Patricia Mindus is promoted to Professor of Practical Philosophy at Uppsala University, the first woman in that position since 1477 when the University was founded.

- Patricia Mindus publishes the book Hacia una teoría funcionalista de la ciudadanía

- IVR Sweden holds its annual conference in Stockholm, May 23-24, 2019. Read invitation and programme.

- The "Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism Conference 2" is held in i Stockholm on April 22-25, 2019. Read programme.

- Programme, spring 2019, for the joint Uppsala and Stockholm Seminar in Philosophy of Law

- The IVR 29th world congress, "Dignity, Democracy Diversity", issues a CfP. Deadline for abstracts is December 31, 2018. The congress is held in Lucerne, 7-13 July 2019.

- A PhD dissertation defence of interest in Philosophy of Law at Stockholm University on October 12, 2018: Jasmina Nedevska Törnqvist, Why Care About Future People’s Environment?

- Call for Papers to The Finnish-Swedish PhD Conference on Legal Reasoning, in Finland, December 7-8, 2018