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.