Hakan Hyden is Professor of Sociology of Law at Lund University since 1988. He has a dual education both as a lawyer and social scientist. Thereby he has manifested interest in interdisciplinary issues. Hyden began his career as a lawyer by working as a clerk at the Gothenburg District Court for 2 1/2 years in the early 1970s. He is vice-president of the Research Committee for Sociology of law within the International Sociological Association. In this connection he has been teaching and giving seminars in Sociology of law in many parts of the world, preferably Asia, such as in Inner-Mongolia, Shanghai, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, Thailand, Laos, etc. He studied to a bachelor in Social sciences and became PhD in Sociology of Law in 1978. In the meantime, he taught law at the Department of Business Law. On these merits he eventually became docent in civil law in 1985 at the Law School, before he got the chair 1988 as professor in sociology of law at the faculty of social sciences. He has in that capacity been supervising more than 30 PhD doctorates.