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. 

Professor assigned editorship

Professor Johan Lindholm is new editor-in-chief for The International Sports Law Journal (ISLJ).

Johan Lindholm's research and teaching, current and previous, mainly centers around European Union law and and sports law. His previous resarch in the field of sports law includes a large research project entitled Doping, an issue for the legislator? and a textbook in sports law, Idrottsjuridik.

Link to International Sports Law Journal

Upcoming spring semester

The spring semester of 2017 begins on the 16th of January. For opening hours at the Student Services Office, please see link in the right hand column.

Asanya Latoya Samuda studied at the Department of Law during the spring semester of 2016. Read an interview about her time in Umeå here:

Student interview Asanya Latoya Samuda


New Research Council grants worth SEK 152 million

The Swedish Research Council distributes SEK 152 million to 42 research projects at Umeå University in the arts and humanities, social sciences, medicine and health, natural sciences and technology, as well as educational science.

Researchers invited to Nordic Book Fair

Görel Granström, Therese Enarsson and Karin Åström, senior lecturers at the Department of Law, will participate at the annual Göteborg Book Fair this fall and discuss their research regarding victims of crime, academic freedom of speech and harassment and threats online.

More News

New Publications



Year sorteringsordning


Rönnmar, Mia
Kullman, Miriam
Numhauser-Henning, Ann; et al.

Employment Protection and Older Workers



Boström, Viola
Andersson, Anderz
Lyrenäs, Sara; et al.

Juridik för lärare



Lindquist, Ulf
Losman, Sten
Lundin, Olle; et al.

Kommunallagen i lydelsen den 1 januari 2017: en handbok med lagtext och kommentarer



Mannelqvist, Ruth

Rättssäkerhet i sjukförsäkringen



Lindholm, Johan

Pechstein: Från Lausanne till Strasbourg
Idrottsjuridisk skriftserie, 21: 105-121



Derlén, Mattias
Lindholm, Johan
Markus, Naarttijärvi

Konstitutionell rätt



Granström, Görel
Mannelqvist, Ruth

Brottsoffer: rättsliga perspektiv



Page Editor: Katarina Lundqvist

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Most satisfied international students in Sweden

International students at Umeå University are the most satisfied in Sweden with their overall experience for the fourth consecutive year, according to the latest International Student Barometer survey.

Umeå University is also highly recommend by the survey respondents. 91% would recommend people to apply to Umeå University.

Read more about the survey results