Center of European Law and International Trade Law

Center of European Law and International Trade Law was established in 1989 and is a working unit within Department of Law.

The objective of the Center is to contribute to the development of education and research within the areas of European law and international trade law, enabling exchange with other centers for European law and to cooperate with public bodies in European law questions.

The Center regularly brings together legal scholars and doctoral students at the Department of Law interested in European law or international trade law. 

As for the undergraduate education, the Center actively works to create and develop courses in European law and international trade law. Current courses in the subject can be found in the list on the right. Several of the Center's participants have together developed textbooks in the field. An example of such a textbook is the recently published book "Grundläggande EU-rätt" (Basic EU Law).

The Center also works actively to spread knowledge of European law and international trade law, including through cooperation with the local branch of ELSA (European Law Student Association).

As for research, the Center's participants meet regularly to discuss draft articles, applications for research, or similar. The Center covers all research issues in European law and international trade law, which, among other things, includes both material and constitutional EU law. For an overview of the active center researchers' interest areas, click on respective participant's website in the list on the right.

The Center cooperates with other organizations in the field, including through representation in the Swedish community of comparative law research, and The Swedish Network for European Legal Studies (SNELS).

At the Center there is also a library of European law and international trade law.

If you have any questions regarding the center, contact:

Director Jan Leidö