Welcome to Department of Law

The study of law is the study of legal rules in society and their adoption, content and application. Constantly changing, legal rules govern private as well as public action. Thus, law is always relevant and knowledge of the law is always in high demand.

The Department of Law offer one of the most modern legal educations in Sweden, where the student's own learning and development is fundamental. We perform legal research in a variety of legal areas, and because our researchers participate in teaching, current research becomes an integral part of the education. The department educates law students in smaller groups than other universities and we can therefore let our students develop in an intimate environment. 

New Master's Programme starting fall of 2018

A new international master's programme in constitutional law and human rights will be offered at the Department of Law this fall. Senior lecturer Markus Naarttijärvi identifies a need for a programme on this theme and is hoping on a mix of viewpoints and experiences that will benefit both Swedish and international students.

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Department of Law celebrated 40 years

The Swedish Minister for Public Administration, Ardalan Shekarabi, was one of the guest speakers when the Department of Law at Umeå University celebrated 40 years in November 0f 2017. The programme also offered lectures held by the researchers at the department and a moot court held by students. Lawyers, present and former students and researchers from other departments at the university were among the guests.


Justice in demand for victims of atrocity crimes

International law needs to be more stringent for states to offer reparation for victims of atrocity crimes, such as war crimes. At present, demands differ from those put on states to prosecute perpetrators. This according to a new dissertation by Fanny Holm at Umeå University, in which she also sugg...

New Publications



Year sorteringsordning


Perry, Elizabeth

Samhällets respektive familjens ansvar för barnen: ett internationellt perspektiv



Ulander-Wänman, Carin

Bristande arbetsprestationer och arbetstagares rätt till kompetensutveckling
Juridisk Tidskrift



Brännström, Malin

Samiska markrättigheter i förändring?: Hovrättens dom i Girjas-målet väcker frågor om innebörden av rättigheter till fast egendom
Juridisk Publikation



Derlén, Mattias

Friederike Zedler, Mehrsprachigkeit und Methode. Der Umgang mit dem sprachlichen Egalitätsprinzip im Unionsrecht.
Common market law review, 55(3): 962-964



Naarttijärvi, Markus

Balancing data protection and privacy: The case of information security sensor systems
The Computer Law and Security Report



Hellström, Olof
Landström, Lena

Roller i rättskedjan



Mannelqvist, Ruth

Ersättning för skada på grund av brott



Student Office information

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 09.00-11.30.
Mon, Tue, Thu also open 12.30-14.30.

Closed from Monday the 2nd of July. Open again from Monday the 13th of August.

International students give Umeå University top marks

Umeå university receives top marks by international students. This is the result of the 2017 International Student Barometer (ISB).

Read more about the survey results