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Comparative Law

The course Comparative Law aims to provide students with knowledge of the use of comparative law methodology in research and practical legal life.

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Comparative Law is given as an elective course within the framework of the exchange programmes at the Department of Law, Stockholm University. Swedish law students admitted by the department are also given access to the course.

Read more about exchange programmes at the Department of Law 

The course is divided into four blocks. The first block focuses on the overarching comparative law theories and methods. The second block addresses different national legal systems, namely Swedish, English, American and German. The third block will focus on the analysis of various legal issues from a comparative law perspective. The issues discussed will cover contract law, labour law, family law, criminal law, real estate law and international private law, among others.

The fourth block consists of authoring a comparative law essay. The essay is to be presented orally. Students will also oppose another student’s essay both in writing and orally.

  • Course structure

    Follow the link below to read more about the course details.

    Syllabus - Comparative Law


    Teaching format

    Instruction is primarily given in the form of seminars. Each student is to present and defend an essay, as well as act as opponent with respect to another student’s essay, in the last week of the course.


    Examination is carried out through active participation at the mandatory seminars, the writing and presentation of the investigation, the opposition on another student's investigation, and through a seminar introduction.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • More information

    Learning platform

    During the course, registered students will receive additional course information on the Athena learning platform.

    Previous course website

    For those who read this course during a previous semester and then used FastReg as learning platform, you can reach the old website through the link below.


    The Departement

    Read more about education at the Department of Law at Stockholm University on our homepage.

    Education - Department of Law 


  • Contact

    Course contact: 

    Course coordinator: 
    Oskar Klingborn

    Course manager: 
    Filippo Valguarnera