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. 
 

New Master's Programme starting fall of 2018

A new international master's programme in constitutional law and human rights will be offered at the Department of Law this fall. Senior lecturer Markus Naarttijärvi identifies a need for a programme on this theme and is hoping on a mix of viewpoints and experiences that will benefit both Swedish and international students.

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Department of Law celebrated 40 years

The Swedish Minister for Public Administration, Ardalan Shekarabi, was one of the guest speakers when the Department of Law at Umeå University celebrated 40 years in November 0f 2017. The programme also offered lectures held by the researchers at the department and a moot court held by students. Lawyers, present and former students and researchers from other departments at the university were among the guests.

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...

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New Publications

Author

Title

Year sorteringsordning

Fulltext

Ulander-Wänman, Carin

Bristande arbetsprestationer och arbetstagares rätt till kompetensutveckling
Juridisk Tidskrift

2018

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Hjertstedt, Mattias

Polisens tillgång till handlingar

2018

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Eklund, Niklas
Landström, Lena

Polisen: perspektiv på verksamhet och arbete

2018

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Hellström, Olof
Landström, Lena

Roller i rättskedjan

2018

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Enarsson, Therese
Granström, Görel

Polisens brottsofferarbete

2018

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Mannelqvist, Ruth

Ersättning för skada på grund av brott

2018

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Eklund, Niklas
Landström, Lena

Introduktion

2018

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Student Office information

The Student Office is closed on the 30th of April and the 11th of May.

New opening hours:
Mon-Fri 09.00-11.30.
Mon, Tue, Thu also open 12.30-14.30.

International students give Umeå University top marks

Umeå university receives top marks by international students. This is the result of the 2017 International Student Barometer (ISB).

Read more about the survey results