Henning Jakhelln was born in Bodø in 1939. He obtained his law degree Cand. Jur. in 1963, and became Lic. Jur. in 1967.- He held a position of authorized assistant lawyer from 1964 to 1965, but has since been employed by the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo holding the positions of assistant researcher at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law (1963-64), university lecturer and research fellow at the Department of Private Law (1965-71), and as assistant professor, associate professor, and since 1990 professor at the Department of Public and International Law. Since July 1st, 2009, he is professor em.
He has held several offices within the University of Oslo, and was the Head of the Department of Public and International Law for 12 years (1992 - 2003). He was the Editor of the Department of Public and International Law publication series. He was also a central figure in connection with the movement Vox Academica.
His research field is particularly labour law, including the law on civil servants, but his field of work is far broader than this; it also includes legislation on schools and education, general administrative law - hereunder municipal law - and parts of constitutional law.
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