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Kaisa  Huhta

Kaisa Huhta

Associate Professor

Associate professor of European law, especially energy law

Law School, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies | +358 50 594 7271

Dr. Kaisa Huhta is an Associate professor of European law, especially energy law at the UEF Law School and at the Centre for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law. She also holds a part-time professorship at the European University Institute’s Florence School of Regulation. Her research focuses on EU energy law. She has produced publications on State aid law, free movement law, competence and institutional issues in EU law, the regulation of new energy technologies and energy investment, security and consumers in EU law. Her broader research objective is understanding the roles of law in governing the energy sector and the low-carbon energy transition in the EU. Dr. Huhta is the Principal Investigator in the EUJUST project (2021-2024), funded by the Academy of Finland, which studies EU law as an instrument for energy justice. She is also a work package leader in the RELIEF project (2023-2026), funded by the Strategic Research Council, which studies the role of law in sustainability transformations.

Dr. Huhta has published in top level international journals such as the European Law Review, the International and Comparative Law Quarterly and Global Environmental Change. In total, she has published more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles, books, book chapters, expert statements and other publications. Previously, she has been a visiting researcher at the University of Oxford, the European University Institute (EUI), the University of Tilburg, the University of Iceland and the University of Waikato.

Dr. Huhta’s lecturing responsibilities at the UEF Law School has covered courses in general EU law as well as energy law. She supervises Master’s theses in energy law and EU law. She also teaches research methodologies to doctoral researchers. She is available to supervise doctoral candidates in the field of energy law.

Dr. Huhta is an expert member of the Finnish Market Court and actively carries out consultancy work in the field of EU and Finnish energy law. In addition to her research and consultancy work, Dr. Huhta frequently speaks at international conferences, seminars and training events.


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