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

Researchers invited to Nordic Book Fair

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.

The main theme at the 2016 Göteborg Book Fair is freedom of expression. The researchers from the Department of Law are part of the seminar program organized by the international network Scholars at Risk (SAR), which protects scholars suffering grave threats to their lives, liberty and well-being.
- If scholars and journalists feel the need to limit their expression in the context of their work, we face a huge democracy problem, says Karin Åström, senior lecturer and one of the participants from the Department of Law.

The Göteborg Book Fair is the largest cultural event in Scandinavia and will take place on September 22-25th 2016.

Honorary doctor visited colleagues in Umeå

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