Eija Warma-Lehtinen Invited to Serve as Professor of Practice at University of Lapland

Castrén & Snellman Partner and Member of the Finnish Bar Association Eija Warma-Lehtinen has been invited to serve as a professor of practice at the University of Lapland.

‘I accept this professorship with a happy and curious mind. It is wonderful to return to the University of Lapland to teach and share my expertise with students and the faculty’, Eija said.

Eija will handle the professorship alongside her normal work. The duties of the professorship are to study the connections between law, data and technology.

‘The links between law, data and technology are extremely interesting and are at the heart of every organisation. Understanding these matters is vital for every law student’, Eija said.

‘I also hope to help build bridges between academia and the business world, so that academic expertise could be put to even better use in various organisations’, she continued.

Eija heads Castrén & Snellman’s Data Protection & Privacy service and co-heads the firm’s Compliance and & Investigations service.

She is a forerunner in the field of data protection in Finland. She has been ranked amongst Finland’s leading lawyers by a number of publications and has been listed as one of the top 100 technology influencers in Finland. Eija is also a respected lecturer.

She graduated from the Faculty of Law University of Lapland in 2004. In 2020, the University of Lapland named her Alumni of the Year.

People with professional merits and experience of particular significance from outside the academic world may be invited to the position of professor of practice.  The professorship is part time with a 20% workload and the appointment is until the end of 2022.

Eija is Castrén & Snellman’s second professor of practice. Tuomas Lehtinen, who is a partner in our International Construction & Projects service, is serving as Professor of Practice in Advocacy in the University of Helsinki for the period of 2018–2022.