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. 

Summer holidays and fall semester

The fall semester of 2016 begins on the 29th of August. 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

We wish our students a nice summer and a warm welcome back after the summer holidays!

Honorary doctor visited colleagues in Umeå

Professor Rick Sarre has been rewarded an Honorary doctorate of Law at Umeå University. He will participate in the Annual Celebration at the university and was welcomed to Umeå by the Department of Law.

Professor Rick Sarre, Adelaide,
and professor Johan Lindholm, Umeå University.

Rick Sarre, Professor of Law at the University of South Australia in Adelaide has for many years collaborated with Umeå University and spent the autumn semester of 2004 as guest professor at the Department of Law. The conferment of this years honorary doctorates will take place at the university's Annual Celebration on October 17. The new professors at the university, including Johan Lindholm at the Department of Law, will also be installed at the Celebration.


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Year sorteringsordning


Henrikson, Ann-Sofie

Överskuldsatt och skyldig: en rättsvetenskaplig analys av konsumentskyddet mot överskuldsättning



Ulander-Wänman, Carin

Swedish Collective Agreements and Employers´Willingness to Hire and Retain Older Workers in Employment
Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 6(2): 61-79



Lindholm, Johan

Can I Please Have a Slice of Ronaldo?: The Legality of FIFA's ban on Third-Party Ownership under European Union Law
The International Sports Law Journal, 15(3-4): 137-148



Granström, Görel
Mellgren, Caroline
Tiby, Eva

Hatbrott?: en introduktion



Naarttijärvi, Markus

Swedish police implementation of IMSI-catchers in a European law perspective
Computer Law & Security Review



Derlén, Mattias
Lindholm, Johan

Bosman: A Legacy Beyond Sports



Granström, Görel

Hatbrott och kön. En omöjlig kombination?



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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


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