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

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.

More News


New Publications

Author

Title

Year sorteringsordning

Fulltext

Derlén, Mattias
Lindholm, Johan

Is it Good Law?: Network Analysis and the CJEU's Internal Market Jurisprudence
Journal of international economic law (Oxford), 20(2): 257-277

2017

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Mannelqvist, Ruth

Rättssäkerhet i sjukförsäkringen

2017

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Larsson, Olof
Naurin, Daniel
Derlén, Mattias; et al.

Speaking law to power: the strategic use of precedent of the court of justice of the European Union
Comparative Political Studies, 50(7): 879-907

2017

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Calleman, Catharina
Ulander-Wänman, Carin

En effektiv och rörlig arbetskraft eller trygghet för arbetstagarna-om tidsbegränsad anställning 1982-2016

2017

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Hjertstedt, Mattias

Samtyckets betydelse vid polisiära åtgärder som motsvarar kroppsvisitationer och kroppsbesiktningar: Del II: Giltighet och rättsverkan
Juridisk Tidskrift

2017

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Henrikson, Ann-Sofie
Persson, Annina H

Study for the Fitness Check of EU consumer and marketing law

2017

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Derlén, Mattias
Lindholm, Johan

Peek-A-Boo, It’s a Case Law System! Comparing the European Court of Justice and the United States Supreme Court from a Network Perspective
German Law Journal, 18(3): 647-686

2017

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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