About the Department

The Department of Law is a department within the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The Department of Law offers a wide range of law courses, as well as the 4,5 year Law Programme which leads to the Swedish Master of Laws. Our teaching is problem based and the students' individual activities and work in small groups are considered the basis of the learning process. We also provide legal education to several other university programmes at Umeå University.

The research conducted at the Department of Law covers a broad spectrum of subjects and methods. Our research emphasize on labour law, contract law, EC Law, family law, administration law, social law, as well as intellectual property law.