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. 

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 suggests measures to increase state’s responsibilities.

Read more in the press release

Upcoming autumn semester

The autumn semester of 2017 will begin week 35. The opening hours for the Student Services Office and more information about the courses can be found 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

News

Justice in demand for victims of atrocity crimes

2017-09-14
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 Research Council grants worth SEK 152 million

2016-11-09
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.

More News


New Publications

Author

Title

Year sorteringsordning

Fulltext

Holm, Fanny

Justice for victims of atrocity crimes: prosecution and reparations under international law

2017

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Mannelqvist, Ruth

Den allmänna sjukförsäkringen - en social rättighet i begränsning

2017

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Lindholm, Johan

International Sports Law Journal (2016) 16:3-4
International sports law journal, 16(3-4): 129-130

2017

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Järvholm, Bengt
Albin, Maria
Mannelqvist, Ruth

Påtagliga brister i utredningsförslag om arbetsskadeförsäkringen.
Läkartidningen, 114

2017

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Derlén, Mattias
Lindholm, Johan

Peek-A-Boo, It’s a Case Law System!: Comparing the European Court of Justice and the United States Supreme Court from a Network Perspective
German Law Journal, 18(3): 647-686

2017

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Derlén, Mattias
Lindholm, Johan

Is it Good Law?: Network Analysis and the CJEU's Internal Market Jurisprudence
Journal of international economic law (Oxford), 20(2): 257-277

2017

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Mannelqvist, Ruth

Rättssäkerhet i sjukförsäkringen

2017

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The student office is closed on September 20 and 22

International students give Umeå University top marks

The results of the 2016 International Student Barometer (ISB) are evident – yet again Umeå University receives top marks by international students. ISB is a survey measuring student satisfaction regarding studies and everyday life at the University and in the city they live.

Read more about the survey results