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. 

Honorary doctor visited colleagues in Umeå

Professor Rick Sarre has been rewarded an Honorary doctorate of Law at Umeå University. He participated 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 took place at the university's Annual Celebration on October 17. The new professors at the university, including Johan Lindholm at the Department of Law, was also installed at the Celebration.


Honorary doctors at the Faculty of Social Sciences

Professor Rick Sarre, renowned researcher in the field of criminology with a great involvement in civic engagement and Professor Philomena Essed, gender researcher fighting for social justice and raising awareness of racial discrimination, have been appointed honorary doctors at the Faculty of Socia...

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Lundin, Olle; et al.

Kommunallagen: en handbok med lagtext och kommentarer : i lydelse den 1 januari 2013 : version den 1 januari 2015



Lindholm, Johan

Jag lärde mig ingen EU-rätt på högstadiet
Europarättslig tidskrift



Hjertstedt, Mattias

Informationsskyldighet: Regleringen av uppgiftslämnande mellan myndigheter
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Hjertstedt, Mattias

Juristens lilla rättshandbok: en samling mallar inom olika rättsområden



Lagerkvist, Signe
Sjöblom, Rolf

Sustainability of combustion and incineration of renewable fuels: the example of Sweden



Naarttijärvi, Markus
Bergling, Per
Wimelius, Malin E.; et al.

Krisen, myndigheterna och lagen: Krishantering i rättens gränsland



Karlsson, Rikard

Samverkan och sekretess: en rättsvetenskaplig studie av myndigheters informationsutbyte vid olyckor och extraordinära händelser



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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.

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