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 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
Professor assigned editorship
Professor Johan Lindholm is new editor-in-chief for The International Sports Law Journal (ISLJ).
Johan Lindholm's research and teaching, current and previous, mainly centers around European Union law and and sports law. His previous resarch in the field of sports law includes a large research project entitled Doping, an issue for the legislator? and a textbook in sports law, Idrottsjuridik.
Link to International Sports Law Journal
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.
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.