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Laura Ervo

Position: Professor School/office: School of Behavioural, Social and Legal Sciences

Email: bGF1cmEuZXJ2bztvcnUuc2U=

Phone: +46 19 302135

Room: L2505

Laura Ervo
Research subject Research environments

About Laura Ervo

Curriculum vitae (CV) (pdf)

Laura Ervo is professor of law at Örebro University since 2011. The same year, she was appointed excellent teaching practitioner. She obtained her doctoral degree from University of Turku, Finland, in 2005 with a thesis on fair trials and is docent at University of Turku, University of Helsinki and University of Eastern Finland. For the period 2020–2022, she serves as the director of the law division Juridicum at Örebro University.

Laura Ervo has practitioner experience within procedural law from Turku District Court, Finland, where she has worked as a law clerk and judge.


Laura Ervo specialises in and conducts research within all three fields of procedural law (civil, criminal and insolvency law), with a special focus on human and basic rights within the field of procedural law. A great deal of her research focuses on different procedural elements of fair trials. Other research interests include for instance law of evidence, paternity cases and litigation costs. She often uses comparative methods and compares, in particular, legal positions and practice in Sweden and Finland. She has also published papers on forensic linguistics and on teaching and learning in higher education.

Her 180 scientific publications include monographs, edited monographs, textbooks, papers, book reviews and case analyses. Laura Ervo writes mainly in English, but has also been published in Finnish, Swedish, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Estonian, Hungarian, and Italian.


Laura Ervo teaches procedural law and is also involved in the doctoral programme in law – both teaching courses and supervising doctoral students. She is principal supervisor of one doctoral student (Eija Tiukukvaara) and assistant supervisor of two (Therese Johnstone and Linus Pentikäinen). She has been involved in supervision of five further doctoral students who have all obtained their doctoral degrees (Anna-Liisa Autio, Satu Saarensola, Elisa Silvennoinen, Hannele Tolonen and Jeanette Andersson as well as Liisa Sippel (lic.).

Laura Ervo has taught within higher education since 1989 and has contributed to teaching at all levels of the law programme, from undergraduate level to further training. She has over 30 years of experience of course coordination at university level, mostly within the field of procedural law.

Her qualifications within teaching and learning in higher education include courses on teaching law; creative use of technology in teaching; and Örebro University’s course on doctoral supervision.

Collaboration and assignments

She is appointed Master of Laws with court training in Finland.

In 2011–2012, she was visiting professor at University of Valencia, Spain.

She is an active member of several Nordic and international associations; she is, for instance, a board member of International Association for Procedural Law.


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Articles, book reviews

Articles, reviews/surveys


Chapters in books

Collections (editor)

Conference papers