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. 

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

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.

The main theme at the 2016 Göteborg Book Fair is freedom of expression. The researchers from the Department of Law are part of the seminar program organized by the international network Scholars at Risk (SAR), which protects scholars suffering grave threats to their lives, liberty and well-being.
- If scholars and journalists feel the need to limit their expression in the context of their work, we face a huge democracy problem, says Karin Åström, senior lecturer and one of the participants from the Department of Law.

The Göteborg Book Fair is the largest cultural event in Scandinavia and will take place on September 22-25th 2016.

News

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.

Researchers invited to Nordic Book Fair

2016-09-21
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.

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New Publications

Author

Title

Year sorteringsordning

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Saati, Abrak
Wimelius, Malin E
Naarttijärvi, Markus

Svensk polis i utlandstjänst: om erfarenheter av att arbeta i internationella missioner och att återvända hem

2016

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Mannelqvist, Ruth

Välfärdsstatens ersättningar till brottsoffer

2016

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Enarsson, Therese

Näthatets offer: utsatthet och upprättelse

2016

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Landström, Lena

Brottsoffret och rättsprocessen

2016

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Åström, Karin

Föreställningar om offer för människohandel

2016

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Granström, Görel
Mannelqvist, Ruth

Brottsoffer: rättsliga perspektiv

2016

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Derlén, Mattias
Lindholm, Johan
Markus, Naarttijärvi

Konstitutionell rätt

2016

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2016-12-06

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