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. 
 

Department of Law celebrated 40 years

Ardalan Shekarabi.

The Swedish Minister for Public Administration, Ardalan Shekarabi, was one of the guest speakers when the Department of Law at Umeå University recently celebrated 40 years.

The programme also offered lectures held by the researchers at the department and a moot court held by students.
 

Guests having fika outside the lecture hall.

Lawyers, present and former students and researchers from other departments at the university were among the guests.

Foto: Sofia Strömgren

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

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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...

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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