There are presently seven research themes at the department, including, for example, Law and the Labour Market, Law & Emerging Technologies, Center of European Law and International Trade Law, and The Foundations and Unity of Private Law. The purpose of research themes is partly to develop the quality of research and education, and partly to create a healthy foundation for new projects and new doctoral students.
Research is conducted in cooperation with many international and national research networks, and many research themes and projects are conducted in cooperation with public bodies and enterprises. Examples of such cooperation can for example be found within the research themes Victims of Crime in the Judicial System and Public Private Interaction and Regional Development. Department of Law have also, for many years, conducted research and development work on the international arena, within the research theme Rule of Law and Security.