Biography

Hafsteinn Dan Kristjánsson has been an Adjunct Professor (Ice. aðjunkt) at the Law Faculty of the University of Iceland since 2013. Before that he was a part-time lecturer 2009-2013. He has lectured in the areas of legal method (sources of law and legal interpretation), administrative law, EU-law/EEA-law and introduction to criminal law.
 
He was Deputy to the Parliamentary Ombudsman of Iceland (Ice. aðstoðarmaður umboðsmanns Alþingis) 2013-2018. Before that he was a lawyer at the Parliamentary Ombudsman 2009-2013 and part-time 2007-2009.
 
Hafsteinn Dan has published books, book chapters, law review articles and a book review as well as written a teaching manuscript. They are in several languages and in the fields of jurisprudence, legal method, administrative and constitutional law, civil and criminal procedure, property law, human rights law, criminal law and EU-law/EEA-law. 
 
He has been a country/section editor of the Nordic Administrative Journal (d. Nordisk Administrativt Tidsskrift) since 2016.
 
He co-convenes the jurisprudence discussion group.
 
Education:
B.A. degree in law from the University of Iceland 2007.
 
Mag.jur degree in law from the University of Iceland 2009.
 
M.jur. degree from Oxford University (University College), where he was a Chevening Scholar and awarded the Class of '58 scholarship from University College.
 
L.LM. degree from Harvard Law School, where he was a Fulbright Scholar and awarded the Frank Boas and American-Scandinavian Foundation scholarships.
 
Admitted to the bar in Iceland in May 2016.
 
He is currently working on a Dphil in the field of jurisprudence on norms of legal method.

Publications

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  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Europarettens inflydelse på nordisk forvaltningsret (e. European Law's Influence on Nordic Administrative Law.)' (2018) Nordiska Juristmötet 2017
  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Viðurkenningarkröfur um (ó-)lögmæti einhvers. (e. Declarative Judgments on the (Il-)legality of Something.)' (2018) Volume 71. Úlfljótur
  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Á bjargi byggði hygginn maður hús. Traustasta stoðin sem vegvísi í lögfræðilegri röksemdafærslu. (e. The Most Solid Foundation in Legal Argumentation)' (2017) Hátíðarrit Orator 2017
  • Róbert R. Spanó and H.D. Kristjansson, 'Refsiréttur (e. Introduction to Criminal Law.)' in Björg Thorarensen (ed), Um lög og rétt. Helstu greinar íslenskrar lögfræði (Bókaútgáfan Codex 2017)
  • Róbert R. Spanó and H.D. Kristjansson, 'Stjórnsýsluréttur (e. Introduction to Adminstrative Law)' in Björg Thorarensen (ed), Um lög og rétt. Helstu greinar íslenskrar lögfræði (Bókaútgáfan Codex 2017)
  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Um inntak og eðli viðurkenningarkrafna í almennum einkamálum (e. Content, Nature and Legal Effects of Declarative Judgments in Civil Procedure.)' (2017) Volume 70 Úlfljótur
  • H.D. Kristjansson, Vandaðir stjórnsýsluhættir (e. Good Administrative Practices) (Lagastofnun Háskóla Íslands 2016)
  • H.D. Kristjansson, Að iðka lögfræði. Inngangur að hinni lagalegu aðferð (e. To Practice Law. An Introduction to the Legal Method in Icelandic Law.) (Bókaútgáfan Codex 2015)
  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Grundvöllur og einkenni eignarréttinda í íslenskum rétti (e. The Legal Foundation and Characteristics of Property Rights in Icelandic Law.)' in Hans-Gammeltoft Hansen and others (eds), Afmælisrit Tryggva Gunnarssonar sextugur (Bókaútgáfan Codex 2015)
  • H.D. Kristjansson and Særún María Gunnarsdóttir, 'Skýrleikareglan og svarreglan í stjórnsýslurétti (e. The Clarity Rule and the Rule of Reply in Icelandic Administrative Law.)' in Hans Gammeltoft-Hansen and others (eds), Afmælisrit Tryggva Gunnarssonar sextugur (Bókaútgáfan Codex 2015)
  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Viðtal við Hafstein Dan Kristjánsson. (e. Interview)' (2015) Volume 67 Úlfljótur
  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Fordæmi (e. Precedents in Icelandic Law)' in (ed), Afmælisrit Páll Sigurðsson sjötugur (Bókaútgáfan Codex 2014)
  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Hvað ertu eiginlega að gera? Nokkur orð um grunnforsendur lögfræðinnar. (E. What are you doing? A Few Words on the Foundational Premises of Law and Practicing Law.)' (2014) Árshátíðarrit Orator 2014
  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Um nauðsyn lögvarinna hagsmuna af úrlausn sakarefnis (e. The Requirement of a Legal Interest in the Outcome of a Case in Procedural Law.)' (2014) Volume 68 Úlfljótur
  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Um sígildar og stefnumarkandi meginreglur laga (e. On Principles and Policies.)' (2014) Volume 64 Tímarit Lögfræðinga
  • H.D. Kristjansson, '"Eignarrétturinn er friðhelgur." Eru upphafsorð 72. gr. stjórnarskrárinnar aðeins stefnuyfirlýsing? (e. "The Right to Property is Inviolable." Are the Opening Words of Article 72 of the Constitution a Declaration or a Legal Rule?' (2013) Volume 66 Úlfljótur
  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Fjársjóðskista upplýsinga (e. Book Review on Páll Hreinsson's Administrative Law: Procedure)' (2013) Volume 9 Stjórnmál og stjórnsýsla [Review]
  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Nokkur orð um lögskýringarleiðirnar (e. A Few Words on Interpretive Choices.)' (2013) Volume 63 Tímarit lögfræðinga
  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Þjónustugjöld' (2013) 67 Úlfljótur
  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Er kæra til lögreglu stjórnvaldsákvörðun? (e. Is Pressing Charges an Administrative Decision?)' (2011) Volume 64 Úlfljótur
  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Heimild stjórnvalda til að leiðrétta bersýnilegar villur í ákvörðunum sínum samkvæmt 2. mgr. 23. gr. stjórnsýslulaga nr. 37/1993. (e. Authority's Power to Correct Manifest Errors in Their Decisions According to Article 23 (2) of Act No. 37/1993' (2011) Volume 7 Stjórnmál og stjórnsýsla
  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Heimildir stjórnvalda til að taka afstöðu til þess hvort lög samrýmist stjórnarskránni (e. On Authority's Power to Decide on the Constitutionality of Law)' (2011) Volume 8 Tímarit Lögréttu
  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Skýringar við 32., 34., 44-46. 57-58 og 78. gr. stjórnarskrárinnar (e. Commentary on Articles 32, 34, 44-46, 57-58 and 78 of the Icelandic Constitution.)' in (ed), Skýrsla stjórnlaganefndar. Bindi 2. (Forsætisráðuneytið 2011)
  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Hæfi lögreglustjóra til að rannsaka sakamál, einkum brot gegn valdstjórninni, sem beinst hafa gegn undirmönnum hans. (e. A Police Comissioner's Conflict of Interst in Cases Regarding his Police Officers.)' (2010) 60 Tímarit lögfræðinga
  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Stjórnskipuleg lögmætisregla ' (2010) Volume 64 Úflljótur
  • H.D. Kristjansson, 'Hver á að hafa ákvörðunarvald um nálgunarbann? (e. Who Should Have the Power to Decide on Constraining Orders?)' (2009) Volume 59 Tímarit lögfræðinga

Research Interests

He is currently working on a Dphil under the supervision of professor Leslie Green in the field of jurisprudence on norms of legal method.

His interests are jurisprudence, constitutional and administrative law and EU law.

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